The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
(Revelation 21:21 NIV)
In the twenty-first chapter of Revelation, we read about John’s grand depiction of the New Jerusalem that God is preparing for His people. John describes the main street of the city as being of pure gold. However, as someone once said, “We value gold as being the most precious of metals, and we use it to make our most prized possessions. In heaven, it will be what we walk on. What a reversal!” The things that we value are often trivial from God’s viewpoint. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus warns us, “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19 NLT). What do you value? “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).
What we value is often trivial from God’s viewpoint.