Summary: There are three compositions of man that affect the kind of treasure he owns, his eyes, his heart, and his mind.
Theme: Earthly treasures come in many sizes and shapes. They can be corruptible or incorruptible. There are three compositions of man that affect the kind of treasure he owns, his eyes, his heart, and his mind. The owner of the treasure can easily corrupt it, due to the fact that he has easy access. Easy accesses to the treasure can make you, your worst enemy.
20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
16For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
One can spend a life time looking for earthly treasures that may be visible to the eye but yet entirely unreachable in the mind and heart. They will cause many disappointments and heartaches.
Treasure: is defined as wealth, prize or Gem
Ill-gotten treasures will wreak havoc in lives.
20But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.
21So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?
22And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.
23And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.
24And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed.
25But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.
26And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?
27The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed forever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.
Gehazi ‘s eyes saw the treasure
Gehazi’s heart desired the treasure
Gehazi’s mind sought after the treasure
Gehazi had easy access to the earthly treasures that changed his life forever.
Our heavenly father warns his children of pit falls along life’s way. When one is insensible to the word of God the only hope he has is to pray for an awakening.