“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth, nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.” – Matthew 6:20.

Treasure makes me think of pirates, adventure stories, or pots of gold.

The Bible has other things in mind when it speaks of heavenly treasure.

In Matthew 13:44, Jesus says the people who respond to His offer of salvation are a treasure to Him.

Jesus told the rich man in Matthew 19:21 that investing in the lives of others equated to eternal treasure.

Proverbs 2:4-5 compares finding wisdom to treasure.

Seeing people saved, investing in other’s lives, and growing in wisdom are certainly good pursuits for the eternally-minded person.

But Paul said there was a prize to this great journey we’re on. The greatest treasure.

“That I may know him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death.” – Philippians 2:10.

The greatest eternal treasure – the best part about heaven – is something I can begin to experience now.

Knowing Jesus.

Experiencing the death of self and becoming more like Him.

I’m so glad that Jesus always calls me deeper. And that when I reach out to Him, even in the most pathetic way possible, He receives me. I’m so thankful that by His grace, He changes me by touching me with a bit of heaven each day.

Whether you’re feeling far away from God or close to God today, don’t forget to take some time to open your Bible, listen to His words, and experience a touch of heaven.

This song has been my prayer as of late. I share it here in the chance that perhaps its beautiful words will become yours too.