Friday, April 17, 2015

Owen: our treasure

Friday, April 17, 2015
    [Jesus:] “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
    —Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)
    If our principal treasure be, as we profess, in things spiritual and heavenly, (and woe unto us if it be not so!) on them will our affections, and consequently our desires and thoughts, be principally fixed.
    ... John Owen (1616-1683), The Grace and Duty of being Spiritually Minded [1681], in Works of John Owen, v. VII, London: Johnson & Hunter, 1852, p. 302 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 6:19-21; Ps. 62:10; Pr. 16:16; Luke 12:16-21,33-34; Col. 2:2-3; 1 Tim. 6:8-10; Heb. 12:2; 13:5; 1 John 2:15-16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, fix my eyes on You.
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