“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21).
The Christian assigns proper value, and prioritizes accordingly. The most valuable things in life are spiritual things. Worship, prayer, study, goodwill, example, influence, sharing the gospel.
These are easily lost in the mix of life’s activities.
These are easily shuffled to the bottom of the deck.
These are easily forgotten or misplaced.
When spiritual things are assigned lesser value (in practice, because simply knowing better is useless), the heart begins to detach from God. Left unchecked, it will separate entirely.
Do we need to explain the danger of this? (Hebrews 10:26-27).
Prioritizing spiritual things draws us closer to God (James 4:8). These are eternal investments. They pay us, our families, our brothers and sisters in the church back, both now and eternally, many times over (Mark 10:28-30).
There is nothing – not one thing – of greater value.