Re: Verse reading–Matthew 6:19-34 (day one)
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth. . .no one can serve two masters. . .do not worry about. . .what you will eat or drink. . .(or) about clothes. . . seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”–v 19, 24, 25, 28, 33.
“The most important things in life are not things.”–Anthony J. D’ Angelo
Jesus was an astute observer. He was not reluctant to talk about the issue that often acts as a “substitute God”. His sermons were often about money and possessions.
Money is not a bad thing. Material things are provided by God for our enjoyment. (See 1 Timothy 6:17). BUT, money does have the potential to draw our hearts away from God. Worry is the sure sign that we have stumbled away from his wisdom.
This week we read the words of Christ on money/possessions. He will declare, again, that He is the King of things.