Have you ever wondered why we have such a fascination with royalty; with kings, queens, prince and princesses? Almost all little girls grow up wanting to be a princess and wanting to marry their Prince Charming. Disney did not create this fascination although I think we’d all agree they’ve definitely increased a young girl’s interest or idolatry of it.
Yet I don’t believe Hollywood, Disney or even the British Royalty are the real reason for our fascination. I believe it’s because God has designed us that way, and in fact the Bible tells us we are a royal priesthood and heirs with Christ Jesus.
Adopted into Royalty
We who have accepted Christ as our savior have been adopted into the family of the King and therefore, as crazy as it seems, are worthy of His inheritance. Peter calls us a “royal priesthood” (1 Pet. 2:9).
This inheritance we’ve been so generously promised is being securely stored for us in heaven. God has blessed us with so much on this earth but our real inheritance – “the really good stuff” is saved for us in heaven.
Treasures Stored Up
We are told in Matthew 6:19-21, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths 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.”
We can rejoice that what we have in Christ is not subject to decay, destruction or theft. In contrast, everything we have here on earth is in the process of decaying or falling apart. What joy to think of what we have waiting for us in eternity! Our minds cannot even begin to comprehend!
We are constantly reminded to keep our hearts, minds and eyes heavenward. We are here on this earth but only a moment in comparison to eternity.
And when that day comes, “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
Earthly Treasures or Eternal Treasures
So this begs the question, where are your treasures? A good way to figure this out is to ask your spouse or kids what they think you treasure — what’s most important to you. Also you can check your calendar and checkbook and see where you spend your time and money.
But most importantly is the question of where you will spend eternity. If you don’t know, please, please check this out http://godlife.com/en/gospel. I’d love to see you and your treasures in heaven.