📖 “Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭19‬-‭21‬ ‭HCSB📖

How many grew up in Sunday School, hearing this passage? Maybe at least once a year for me. It was always tied to a lesson on not worrying so much about money but how many souls you lead to Christ.
Now, as an adult who has spent quite a bit of time in the Bible, I see there is much more to this than souls (And maybe in an effort to simplify for my child-like brain, some false teachings made their way in).
See, our heavenly treasures are how we treat people, how we display God’s heart for all of humanity, and even who we told about Jesus saving grace. Yet…we can get caught up in the thought “I don’t have enough” which then distracts us from living with our focus affixed on God and the trust slowly creeps out. It is important to keep 1 Corinthians 10:31 in mind in our day today and not just when we feel holy. If we can walk out each day for God’s glory, the treasures in Heaven will be abundant.

“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God’s glory. 1 Corinthians 10:31 HCSB”


  1. Brenda stroub

    Thank you Melissa, I love to read your deep thoughts on God’s word. God bless you.

    • MelissaWardwell

      You are most welcome. It is a new blog feature I’m going to do like I have on my Facebook. I hope you continue to enjoy it.

  2. Shari

    Thank you Melissa. We just read that verse awhile ago. When we read it I thought mainly about things here in this world. And to not grasp them or trying to get more. This treasures in heaven as people being our treasure is new to me. But really they are! Some don’t know yet but they all belong to Jesus. He sacrificed for everyone and we all are that pearl of great price He found in the field and gave His all for. Love this!