Matthew 6:21, "For where your treasure is there will your heart be also." If the Lord is our treasure, we should be blessed and prosperous. To deny ourselves does not guarantee that our heart will be in the right place. Where we find our passions is where we find our heart. Our heart will go in the direction of our passions. Therefore, we need to watch our passions. Though we all love good and beautiful things of this world, and they can be a blessing. Let us not forget they can occupy our heart. May we remind ourselves that nothing of this world has any lasting value other than knowing Jesus Christ.
What can be more valuable than focusing on the eternity Jesus Christ has purchased for us. Knowing Him is our most valuable treasure.