Scroll Top

Weekly Devotionals

What is Your Anchor Scripture?

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”
Mathew 6:19~21

All of us as Christians, I believe, have a passage in the Bible that is uniquely personal.  It’s as if God has specially chosen that passage for you in a defining moment of your life to bring you closer to Him. In many ways, our lives are defined by this passage… I call it the Anchor Scripture.

My anchor scripture is from Mathew 6:19~21, one of the many golden nuggets from the sermon on the Mount. I probably read it in my early teens, but at the time I was perhaps too young to understand the depths of its meaning. And for the longest time I had forgotten about it. In fact, I would eventually go through a period of prodigal life though college and early part of my working career, seeking the things of this world, where my treasure was. And in a moment of existential crisis, where the very treasure I was seeking proved empty, the words from Mathew 6, jumped into my mind, back from memory after all those years buried in my heart. God was talking to me. Revealing me my area of weakness, and nudging me to seek Him, to go after true treasures…

Ultimately, it is what brought me back to church. This was some 25 years ago… And yet, every now and then, I am anchored back to this passage, as God keeps reminding me of the eternal treasures to seek…, and what the alternative really is, temporal things that will disappear…

What is your Anchor Scripture? If you are reading this devotional today, go back to your memory bank and think about that time God revealed that scripture to you, the circumstances in which it was revealed, how it defined you, and your life transformation from that point. God is Good and God is near.