“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be,” Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:19-21. Treasure means something different to different people. For some, it means something to be discovered, like a reward. For others it means expensive things to attain. For the Christian, the reward or treasure is heaven and Jesus himself.
It can be difficult to focus on the Lord instead of the material things that pass away. 1 John 2:17 says, “And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.” Everything in this world is temporary and will pass away. That is why we should not focus on the things of this world. Sure, it is okay to have things, but if they take your time and energy away from the Lord, then you are storing your treasure here on Earth. However, God and spiritual things will not pass away. He is the ultimate reward. Heaven is a bonus, but the real reward is spending eternity with him. Cling to the spiritual and store your treasures there.