What Does God Say About True Treasures?

To find out, set a course for God's Word and start exploring!

Modern-day treasure seekers think they have found the ship and sunken treasure of Captain Kidd, a famous pirate who sailed the high seas in the late 1600s. They think his ship got off course and sank off the coast of Madagascar near East Africa, and they hope to find gold when they explore it!

Sometimes kids are looking for treasures, too, like a better bike or a new doll. But these aren’t true treasures. To discover true treasure, set a course for God’s Word and start exploring!

In Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus says, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Jesus is saying that a happy life doesn’t depend on the things we have. The true treasures that make us happy come from loving Jesus and loving others.

How can you find true treasure? Here are a few ideas!

  • Make and give a gift to a friend.
  • Share your toys with someone who doesn’t have as much as you.
  • Make two toy piles in your room: one for toys you use and one for toys you don’t use anymore. Consider giving away the toys you don’t need to a friend who could use them.

Dear Jesus,

Thank You for all the good gifts You have provided for me and my family. Help me take care of them and know how to help others who have less. Thank You for teaching me about true treasures, like You, my family, friends, Your creation and our sponsored child.

In Your name, Amen.