Re:Verse passage – James 5:1-6 (day six)
Where you treasure is, that’s where the desires of your heart will be. -Jesus, Matthew 6:21
Pastor James’ intent is to teach his readers that Jesus takes our treasure seriously. Our treasure, like an x-ray, gives us the clearest image of our heart. It never lies about our truest desires; what we leverage our time and energy to obtain.
And those desires have real and lasting consequences, literally life and death. Your desires can bring life to others, or bring great harm. They can bear the fruit of righteousness, or eternal death.
So, Pastor James would say, don’t be cavalier with the desires of your heart. Jesus isn’t.