Matthew 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”-
According to legend as popularized by the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, pirates, open sea rebels travel far and wide in search of treasure ranging from gold coins to Aztech gold. Even though it’s been said that not all that glitters is gold, they never grow weary in search of priceless trinkets because that’s what their hearts beat for.
Like pirates who will travel open seas through peril for a chest of gold, do you search for Christ with all your heart? Is he the treasure your heart longs for, or are you wasting away chasing after silly rainbows that fuel nothing more than the lust of the eyes. According to Matthew 6:19-20, we shouldn’t store for ourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust can destroy them, but in heaven where they are eternal. Pirates waste away to their death searching for trinkets because for every stolen trinket, their hearts lust for larger, pricier and more lavish pieces. To keep stolen treasure, they are also susceptible to betrayal, theft, and death because there is no honor among thieves. It’s the never ending battle for mortal satisfaction.
According to the Bible, when we seek after righteousness, we shall be filled because this heavenly treasure profits the soul and not our carnal lust. Matthew 5:6 declares that blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. If the Lord is your treasure, you will never grow weary in seeking after Him because only in the Lord will your heart be also. Jeremiah 29:13 says, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” If we desire the Lord on a constant basis like a pirate longs for treasure, we shall receive the everlasting fulfillment that can’t be found in silver, gold or any other corruptible thing. Blessings Kefa Olang.