SUMMARY MATTHEW 6:19-24
Don’t store up treasures on earth that will eventually disappear. Instead, store up treasures in heaven where nothing can destroy or steal them. Your heart is where your treasure is.
Your eyes are the light of your body. If you have good eyes, you’ll be full of light. If your eyes are bad, you’ll be full of darkness.
You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve both God and money.
BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 7, Day 4: Matthew 6:19-24
9a) Everything on earth can be collected and lost — material possessions, health, family, animals, etc.
b) The good they do in the world — helping others, doing God’s will, etc
10) Psalm 119:72: God’s word and laws are more important than silver or gold.
Luke 12:15-21: Life is not about how many possessions you can accumulate. Jesus tells a parable about a rich man who produced a good crop and wanted to store it all up for years to come. But God said to him he will die that night so he won’t get all that he prepared for himself. Instead, be rich for God, not yourself.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18: Fix your eyes on what is eternal, and all of your troubles will achieve an eternal glory that is far greater that material items.
Philippians 3:8: Everything is a loss in comparison to having and knowing Jesus who is your greatest possession.
1 Peter 1:4-5: Our inheritance is in heaven and it will never perish, spoil, or fade. It is shielded by God’s power until Jesus comes again.
11) God and money
12a) Probably material things. I work to pay the bills and have the things I want in this world. I work to raise my kids so they have everything good and easy in this world, too.
b) To treasure Him more. All things are from Him, so to recognize that when I get items I want, I’m getting them from God and a piece of Him as well.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 7, Day 4: Matthew 6:19-24
Knowing who you work for and your motives is the first step towards working for God. It’s all too easy to work for things that, in the end, will never satisfy us. This is a slow process for many of us, but as our faith grows, so too will our treasure in heaven.
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End Notes BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 7, Day 4: Matthew 6:19-24
Earthly treasures are temporary and fade away; heavenly ones are permanent.
It’s helpful to think that the work we do for others will be everlasting.
We need light to see by. By being generous, we bring light to others and to our lives, too. As you probably have experienced, you are more productive when you focus on one task, and not on multiple tasks.
An evil eye meant someone who was jealous and envious of his neighbor, loved money, and was not charitable.
Our body needs all of our parts to work well, so if your eyes are bad, so is the rest of your body.
You cannot worship two gods. Use your money to serve God and therefore others. Anyone can be greedy, even those who don’t have much.
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