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Treasure of the Heart

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Treasure of the Heart

Matthew 6:19–21 KJV 1900
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Jesus teaches with a negative Lay not up.

You have a choice
++What you Value
++What you love

All of these are matters of the Heart

Luke 10:27 KJV 1900
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

With all Thy Heart

To love God with all thy heart
++Recognized his Goodness
Hebrews 11:6 KJV 1900
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
To come to God
++Requires Recognition
++God is
++There is a reward to those that seek him
To love God with all thy heart
Recognized his Goodness
++Rely on his Faithfulness
Genesis 22:12 KJV 1900
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
Romans 4:3 KJV 1900
3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
To love God with all thy heart
Recognized his Goodness
Rely on his Faithfulness
++Puts God first
Matthew 6:33 KJV 1900
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
All Thy heart
++Boundless capacity
++Passion beyond normal
++Unique relationship
Luke Chapter 3 we see

The relationship of Sons

Luke 3:38 KJV 1900
38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
The Relationship between Adam and God
++Not one of Service
++One of Sonship
John 8:35 KJV 1900
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
Genesis 3:8–10 KJV 1900
8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
That relationship
++One of Comfort
++One of Blessing
++Became one of Fear

Man’s heart to God had changed

Jeremiah 17:9 KJV 1900
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

What is the problem with the heart?

The Heart
++Can be Broken
++Can be grieved
Luke 4:18 KJV 1900
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Malachi 4:6 KJV 1900
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, And the heart of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Ezekiel 11:19 KJV 1900
19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
Ezekiel 11:20 KJV 1900
20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
Matthew 6:21 KJV 1900
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
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