WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE IS YOUR HEART
32“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33Sell your possessions and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroy.
34For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
After He told them the parable of the foolish Rich, our Lord proceeded to give his disciples, an assurance of support and instructions of how to live.
He taught them through the parable of the Avaricious Rich, how foolish it was to not acknowledge God in our everyday life and to not consider Him in our plans, since it is only GOD who gives us the existence, capabilities and free will to plan and work in the first place (Luke 12:13-21).
After that, Jesus gave them reassurance, letting them know that our Father YHWH knows what and when we need the things we need, in every aspect, not only food and clothing, but in everything else we need in our daily earthly life; and that He will provide in time and sufficiency (Luke 12:22-31).
Finally in these verses (Luke 12:32-34), Lord JESUS tells them that we should worry more about pleasing God and doing his will, which equates as having treasures in God’s presence, than riches on this planet.
A true Christian should know that to spend energy and attention only on material things of this world, eventually will come to matter little since it tends to corrupt those who have more of what is necessary, making them soft and weak; and specially since with these earthly riches we cannot ‘buy’ our salvation or eternal happiness, and that we cannot take any of them with us to the afterlife.
If we plan to leave our wealth to our descendants, we should also realize that if we leave them more of what they need, it will affect them as well, making them weak and corrupt if they have not been educated in the righteous path of God, our Provider.
This is not a call to be lazy and do not work or plan our lives, but a lesson, that in everything we do, we should do it in prayer and considering the opinion of our Heavenly Father; and when we work and accumulate, do it with gratitude and calmness, not stressing, because we know our Father is watching over us always.
A lesson also, to don’t store to spend in luxury or excesses, which is sinful, but once our basic necessities are satisfied, we should help our poorer brethren and also expand the Kingdom of Christ on Earth, accumulating thus, treasures in Heaven.