I came across this verse on the Bible app today and thought, “Amen!”
I don’t have any issue with wealth – having money (or what this verse describes as “treasure” – it could be anything or anyone, really) is not a sin; however, when money has us, then we start to get into trouble. To paraphrase something that Rick Warren once said, either you love people and use money, or you love money and use people. I much prefer to be the former description, rather than the latter!
I actually think that money (or the lack thereof) isn’t the issue in this verse; rather, what catches my eye is the presence or absence of peace in the person, and what – or Whom – the treasure-seeker looks to for security and hope.
Yes – wise words, indeed!