Thursday 12 July, 2018

Matthew 6:19-24

19 “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.

So much of our lives (time, effort, focus) revolves around bringing in money so that we can pay our bills.

No longer living for today, we now save and plan for when we don’t work.

Jesus says that it is difficult for a rich man or woman to enter the Kingdom Of God.

Australia is an extremely wealthy country and it is good for us to continue to remind ourselves to check our motivation.

Why are we doing what we are doing?

Is it fear driven?

Selfish driven?

Are we serving others with our time and our talents? Are we giving sacrificially to church and to others?
“Where is our treasure?”

Let’s serve God not money.

Lord let me always be looking for ways to impart your presence and your spirit.  As I go about each day help me and prompt me to what my motivation is.  I want to serve you Lord.

Written by Ps. Sue Botta

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