“Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly like an eagle” (Proverbs 23:4-5).
I admit I’m a sucker for a good boutique. Especially ones with home décor and furniture since I love to decorate. There’s a certain excitement about coming home with a few new pieces and rearranging everything in the house to find the perfect spot. We often return from road trips with wears I’ve purchased from various small-town boutiques. My husband gets irritated as I rush into the house and start moving my knick-knack’s around before we’ve even unloaded our luggage from the car.
However, all to soon the euphoria of my latest find fades, not to return until the next knick-knack trip. The excitement of a purchase fills a certain emotional void for a time while creating a superficial sense of short lived happiness.
While it’s nice to enjoy possessions, if they start to equal contentment it’s a losing endeavor because when we worship material things our hearts will be corrupted trying to get more; or shattered when they’re lost or ruined.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasure on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be” (Matthew 6:19-21).
Our true treasure is found in our heavenly Father. Only He can provide all we need to be content:
“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).
I don’t know about you, but my heart is easily broken. When my treasure strays from God, inevitably, my heart goes with it.