Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Jesus, also, tells a parable about a man who found a treasure in a field. The man then went and sold everything he had and bought the field. It was his treasure, his love, and it meant everything to him.
The German word “Schatzi” means “treasure”. It is,also, the word that someone calls his sweetheart – his treasure. A person would rather die to protect their treasure, than to have to live without it. The love of one’s treasure is more important than life itself. We are God’s treasure.
Jesus loved mankind with all his heart, and knew that without forgiveness, mankind could not receive every-lasting life, and he would lose his treasure for all eternity. Only by giving his earthly life could he save the lives of his treasure. Only by paying the price of mankind’s sin could he be with his treasure forever.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that, whosoever believed in him would not perish but have ever-lasting life.”
Yes, we are God’s treasure. His treasure is in each of us, and that’s where His heart is. We are unconditionally loved and treasured by our creator. His gift of eternal life is given to us, when we return His love. He must be our love, and our treasure, even as we are to Him. If He is, then we will live only for Him, and, if necessary, die for Him. That’s exactly what He did for us. And that’s what love is.