20 Jul
Matthew 6:19-21Today we live in a world of material things. How many love their homes, love their cars, love electronics, computers, cell phones, and the latest gadgets. Yet within seconds (a blink of an eye), everything can be totally destroyed by floods, hurricanes, fires, twisters. mudslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters. God tells us not to store up treasures on Earth that can be eaten by moths and rust but to store up treasures for heaven. I am not saying it isn’t ok to have nice things but we need to make sure we are not making material things our number one priority. It is important to remember nothing is really ours, everything belongs to the Lord.
Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.


One may be a hard worker and put in long hours to get where they are and have the possessions they have. Yet it is God who created each of us and gave us the ability to work and have these material things. If we are full of pride then we need to replace it with a thankful attitude. It’s okay to find satisfaction in our work. Ecclesiastes 2:24 There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God. Just remember to thank God for creating you and giving you the gifts, skills, and strength that allow you to succeed.

In Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal. 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. 21 for where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also.
God tells us we need to be content with what we have as long as we have food and covering.
1 Timothy 6:7 For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. 8 If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. 9 But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
Hebrews 13:5 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”
Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment?
Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content.
“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.”  Proverbs 23:4-5

Luke 16:13 ” No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.
You cannot serve both God and Money.
❤ Lord Jesus Saves ❤


  1. Lord Jesus Saves 07/22/2011 at 5:01 AM #

    Luke 12:
    15 Then He said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”
    16 And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive.
    17 “And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’
    18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
    19 ‘And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”’
    20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’
    21 “So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
    22 And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.
    23 “For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
    24 “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!
    25 “And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span?
    26 “If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?
    27 “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
    28 “But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith!
    29 “And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.
    30 “For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.
    31 “But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
    32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
    33 “Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
    34 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.


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