“I have treasured your word in my heart so that I may not sin against you.” Psalms 119:11 CSB
“But store up 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 6:20-21 CSB
I am doing a short follow up to last week’s blog post. Did you memorize a few verses? 🥳Cheers and congrats!! I’m proud of you! Just to share, my three verses were Isaiah 40:31, Galatians 5:22-23, and Mark 12:30-31. I would love to hear what your verses were for last week.
As I was searching for the verses I wanted to memorize, I found these two, which I also love. The verse from Psalms tells us that God’s Word, stored up in our hearts, will help us to lead good lives. The verses from Matthew are actually the words of Jesus. Instead of treasuring things in this world that can be destroyed or stolen, Jesus says we should treasure the things of God, like His Word, helping others, and shining His love.
And so, when you memorize and store up God’s Word in your mind, you are also storing up treasures in heaven. And if your treasure is in heaven with Jesus, then your heart with be with Him, too. Pretty awesome, isn’t it?
This week try to pick three more verses to memorize and continue storing up your treasures in heaven. Your parents can help you or you can ask others what their favorite verses are. If you pick the shortest verse in the Bible, John 11:35, you have to pick four. Just kidding! But I bet you look it up to see what it says. Have fun finding the verses that you love best. I’ve got my next three picked out already.
Blessings and joy as you store up treasures in heaven!