“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy,and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures inheaven, where neither moth or rust destroys, and where thieves do not break inor steal; for where your treasure is, there
will be also.” The
(kardia) speaks of our thoughts and affections, those things that aremost important to us, whatever it is that consumes our thoughts most of thetime. And now look with me at verse 24:
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other,or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God andwealth.”
What is Jesus’ point?
Simply this: If you choose to serve wealth, that is, if you choose to be ‘mastered’by financial
, I can promise you that your heartwill be full of worry and anxiety; you’ll be worried about your salary, your car,your house, your savings, and your retirement.
on the other hand, if youchoose to serve God, putting all your trust in Him, you will have a supernaturalpeace knowing that your Master has promised to take care of you!“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trustsin You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock.”Isaiah 26:3-4 Back to our text - Jesus continues in verse 25:“
For this reason
,[What reason? - understanding that the Lord isour Master]I say to you, do not be worried about your
, as to what you willeat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.”The word
(psuche) is an all-inclusive term encompassing all of a person’sbeing – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. There is no area of life that wehave permission to worry about, not even basic necessities like water, food, andclothing. Our God is a good and faithful Master, he will take care of his servants!
2. Because we are valuable to God (v 26)
“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns,and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not worth much more thanthey