Attaching or detaching the heart?

“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.

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Rick Kelley

I began preaching in Wallace, WV (2000-2002), and worked with the church in Proctor, WV (2002-2004). I graduated from the West Virginia School of Preaching (2004), served the church in Prestonsburg, KY as pulpit minister from 2004-2014, and am currently laboring with the Massillon, OH congregation (2014-present). Outside of biblical studies, I enjoy spending time with my much better half, Samantha, and our six children (Christian, Hannah, Noah, Emma, Evan & Leah). We have an equal parts sweet and goofy Golden Retriever (Max), a rather energetic Australian Shepherd (Mallie), and a very chill Goldendoodle (Moses).

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