Matthew 6.19-24 – April 1, 2020

Matthew 6:19–24

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
 (Matthew 6:19–24, NIV)

Recognition. Prestige. Accolades. All things money might bring us. What is does NOT bring us, however, is the treasure of heaven.

Thought Questions:

If we “Can’t take it with us,” why do you think people spend as much time and effort as they do trying to gain wealth and possessions?

Someone once said that our calendars and checkbooks tell us our priorities. Where are, in the words of Matthew, your treasures? Where is your heart?

What are ways you can be focused on serving God more than your money or possessions?

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