Years ago in the news there was a story about a man who stole money from his boss a little at a time. It took him about 15 years to amass what he thought to be the equivalent of $1.5 million. He would be set for retirement and decided one day to quit his job take the money and move to a place where no one knew who he was. After informing his boss of his plans he retrieved his loot that was kept in a box under the house crawl space. He opened it only to find dust and remnants of old bills.
Jesus speaks of keeping treasure. He speaks of the corruptible treasure that we keep on earth and that we should not be concerned with it. Our treasures here can be and will be destroyed or stolen. But instead Jesus tells us what is more important, treasures in Heaven.
In the middle of this thought it seems that Jesus says something unrelated to treasure “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light within you is darkness—how deep is that darkness!” Could this mean that what ever we see will determine what we will treasure? Sort of. You see, our eyes are the gates to our soul. If we guard what we see then that will determine what we value. Looking viewing or taking part of sinful things seep into our lives and become our treasures. However, if we are on guard then we are more apt to see what is truly valuable and store treasure in heaven.
Since we cannot have two masters we are either on guard or we are influenced by evil. Either we concentrate on what is incorruptible or what is destroyable.
As you go through your day today, guard your eyes to what you see. Pay attention to what is a true treasure and what can be stolen or destroyed.