I visited our Youth Ministry Bible Study class last night and came away lifted in spirit. It’s a wonderful feeling to watch as our youth grow in the Lord. Sis. Toya Brice started class with a prayer – then her conversation with the youth included the sharing of praise reports and the progress of their school week. Following was a review on last week’s study: Salvation – Faith – Justification. Ephesians 2:8-9 and Romans 10:10
During the class Sis. Toya asked: “What do you value? Where is your treasure?”
Matthew 6:21 (NIV) “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
As you think about answering this question with Matthew 6:21 in mind, let me give you some scenarios. (No, these scenarios are not related to our youth. This question was put to adults.) Their responses fell into three groups.
Group One: In order of importance to them they started listing their possessions (including their jobs) – named their loved ones – then God.
Group Two: In order of importance to them they started naming their loved ones – God – and then their possessions (including their jobs).
Group Three: In order of importance to them they said, “God!” Then they named their loved ones.
Which group are you in? I could say more but I’ll leave this right here!
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan