“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
What’s important to you? What do you value? I love this teaching from the Savior because it makes you seriously consider what you treasure in your life. This is more than something you desire or work for; I think it’s the thing that’s the sum of all your efforts. Also, I don’t think it’s just one thing. I think our treasure can be many things. The trick is treasuring that which is virtuous and not that which has no eternal value.
I treasure the Gospel of Christ, the Savior, the scriptures the temple, my family, writing, books, piano, running, Lizzy. I treasure happiness. Do I sometimes place too much value in worldly things? Undoubtedly, but I try to focus my time and energies on that which will do the most good, to myself and to others.
So how do you treasure, put your heart into, that which is good? I wish I knew. Sometimes it’s hard to place the good over the good for right now. Sometimes the care of the world swallow up the cares of eternity, the present over the future, the easy over the hard. I think the best way is to serve. Serve others, and your priorities will rearrange themselves. Serve others and your heart and your treasure will be of that which is virtuous.
The Savior didn’t have wealth. He didn’t have expensive vacations or servants or a large house. He didn’t have time for idling away. He had a mission and a message. His heart is in the salvation of men and the glorifying of His Father in Heaven; His work and glory is “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39).
Choose Joy, and Light the World