Savoring the Savior in the Psalms: Contrasting Treasures

Treasures on earth or treasures in heaven? 

The question is simple, but the implications are far-reaching.  Which do you prefer?  Your answer determines your actions.  Psalm 17:14 reads, “O Lord, by Your hand save me from such men, from men of this world whose reward is in this life.  You still the hunger of those you cherish; their sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children.”  The majority of people are seeking the rewards that this world has to offer.  Their hope is to acquire as much wealth as possible for their enjoyment and for their children.  David, however, had other plans.  He wrote, “And I–in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness” (17:15).  The unbelievers in his day–as in our own–seek to become satisfied with cash and possessions.  In contradistinction, believers strive to become satisfied in God.  Rather than joining the quest of accumulation in this life, Christians are on a mission to store up treasures in heaven (Mt. 6:20).  Instead of worrying about the basic necessities of life, they seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (6:33). 

What’s your choice?  What treasure are you seeking?  Just how important is God to you?  Are you savoring the Savior?  Think about it.

If you have the time, check out this sermon from Charles Spurgeon:


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