Matthew 6:19-21 says, “…lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Jesus is telling us it is impossible to disconnect our heart’s affections from our material possessions because wherever our heart is, our possessions will follow and wherever our possessions are our heart will follow. In other words, our heart and our possessions will always abide together. That is why we must place our financial and material world under the management of Christ. Otherwise our material, earthly possessions may entice our hearts to abandon Him for them. That is why Jesus goes on to say, you cannot have two God’s on one throne. Think about it.
For additional thoughts on this verse, read “Immediate Gratification vs. Deferred Gratification“, “Tithes and Offerings“, “A Joyful Giver“, “An Expectant Giver“, and “Tithing Quiz.”