Treasure of the heart

“A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.” Matthew 12:35

This text speaks of treasures of our heart: good treasure and evil treasure. A good treasure brings forth good things, and an evil treasure brings forth evil things. What does that treasure refer to?

“to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:2-3

The treasure refers to wisdom and knowledge. In this text to His wisdom and knowledge, which are in Yeshua. This is the good treasure. The evil treasure then, must be wisdom and knowledge that is not His: the ‘wisdom’ and knowledge of the 30 and 60 fold (spiritual) earth. The treasure we have to lay up is that good treasure. And we do not find these treasures on the 30 and 60 fold (spiritual) earth. We find these treasures in the (spiritual) 100 fold heaven.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

[30, 60, and 100 fold is the different spiritual fruit from the parable of the sower in Matthew 13.]

The person who finds this treasure is called ‘happy’.

“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.” Proverbs 3:13-15

There is no desire within ourselves that we can think of, that we can compare with these heavenly treasures of wisdom and truth (understanding). Our own knowledge (thoughts) of man is nothing compared to that. Do we realize that enough?!

“Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.” Proverbs 8:10-11

The Hebrew word ‘musar’ translated here with ‘instruction’ is also used in Deuteronomy 11:2, Job 5:17, Job 36:10, Psalm 50:17, and more. The meaning of this word becomes very clear in Proverbs 1: it is connected with wisdom, understanding, judgment, knowledge and discretion. And according to verse 6, it makes us understand proverbs, words of the wise and dark sayings: the mysteries of the Kingdom! See also Psalm 78:2, referred to by Yeshua in Matthew 13:35!

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.” Proverbs 1:5-6

“And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.” Luke 8:10

“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory” 1 Corinthians 2:7

From that good treasure in our heart, we will then bring forth good things. Not from our mind (strength) of man, but from His wisdom and truth in our heart.

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7