“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. -Matthew 6:19–24
In these six verses Jesus teaches about two treasures, two eyes, and two masters. The first master is Money. He places a set of dark sunglasses upon the eyes of his followers. These glasses are so dark that it nearly makes the person wearing them blind. The soul receives no light through the window of the eyes, and the darkness inside the follower becomes great. The blind follower gropes around gathering treasures from the world. They have no eternal perspective shining in their heart because the master has kept the glasses on so long, the follower has forgotten what it’s like to truly see.
The second Master is God. He places a set of clear prescription glasses on the eyes of his followers. These glasses enable the person not only to see things around them clearly, but to see into eternity. Through these glasses, light shines into the soul making everything inside of them lit like a glorious ballroom. The follower of God gathers the treasure he or she will need for their trip into eternity. They know they have an eternal trip planned and do not want to go unprepared. They spend their days laying aside the things money can buy for the things the fruit of the Spirit can produce.
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.”
Which master are you following today?