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/mammon. Matthew 6:24
Have you ever tried to devote all your time to two situations? You can't can you. Something or someone is going to end up on the short end of the stick. That is what He is trying to get us to understand. If we choose to go after the things of this world then we end up putting our relationship with Him on the back burner. Or worse yet, we become lukewarm towards Him. And when that happens, His Word says He will spew you out of His mouth. He would rather we be hot or cold. But when we devote our thoughts, our time, our energies to Him our rewards will be eternal. SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
There are two meanings for the word Treasure. 1st: to collect and store up (something of value) for future use or to hoard. 2nd: to hold or keep as precious: to cherish. Are you working to collect the things you want and/or love to do? Are those things more important to you than Jesus and your eternal destiny? He is not saying that we are not to enjoy having those things, but He is saying which is most important to you? If you spend most or all of your time spending or doing the things you enjoy and serving Jesus is second place or an afterthought then you have made the things of this earth your treasure.. So which Treasure are you storing up/serving? Selah SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:33-34
Read Matthew 6:25-32 He says why do we worry about what shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or what shall we wear? For although the pagans, "unsaved" run after all these things, your Heavenly Father already knows your needs. These are the "things" he is referring to. BUT, when we seek Him first AND His righteousness, ALL these things will be given to you "AS WELL"! What a beautiful promise! He also tells us not to worry about tomorrow for we do not even know if we will be here. But to concern yourself with today only, trusting Him to feed you, clothe you, take care of you. He will you know, if you will just simply trust HIM! SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
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