What dictates our moods? That is our treasure.
I started to count on one hand - my husband, my job, my family, my life seasons.
No God? The reality hit me full force.
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matt. 6:21
Jesus said the greatest commandment of all is to, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind." Matt. 22:37
Because God is the Treasure.
"It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search it out." Proverbs 25:2
A pirate takes what is not his to essentially store it up for someone else to find. Yet a simple man can stumble upon a treasure in a field and sell all he has to buy that field to gain the treasure. (Matt. 13:44).
The major thing here is cost: you cannot steal the heart of God. Nor can He be bought.
But WE can pay a price to buy time to search Him out and follow Him. The price is our life given to the soul mission of seeking and finding with our whole hearts. There is no counterfeit way.
“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!" Matt. 6:22-23
You cannot see God if you don't have eyes to see. You will never know if what you have is treasure or scum when you can only see darkness. You will always see darkness unless you are truly seeking what is light. You can only truly seek light if you have ears to hear, have heard the word of God and have in one way or another received it by faith. You can only receive it by faith if another true treasure hunter has spoken about the true good news. And that good news can't be spoken of unless a treasure has been uncovered to speak of. Otherwise it is false. And all is in darkness.
Don't let someone tell you that the favor of God is revealed in earthy possessions. In every way, Jesus' call was to leave it all behind - and to set our hearts on things that cannot be seen. No matter whether we live with plenty or with few, our favor is not defined by wealth that can be destroyed by moths and elements. And Jesus had no place to lay His head. Yet He is anointed with the oil of gladness more than all of His companions (Psalm 45:7) - because HIS treasure wasn't stored up in this world. And his body was broken for the world to see.