Sept. 28, 2016

Matthew 6:19-24

What did Jesus mean when he said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth”?

A key word in this passage is “treasure.” Christ wants to help us define that word. Many in this world, especially Americans, focus their lives on their possessions and their wealth. They see possessions as their treasure. So what is your “treasure”? Are you seeking to get all you can, can all you get, and then sit on the can while you enjoy everything you have collected?

You’ve heard it said, “You can’t take it with you,” referring to your money or possessions when you die. What you CAN take with you to heaven are your friends, family members, and ANYONE you share Jesus with.

We need to reflect and consider what we “treasure.” Jesus said, “You cannot serve both God and money” (6:24).