A Philosophy to Live By (Part 8)


A Philosophy to Live By
The Priority of Material Need
Matthew 6:19-34

Earthly Wealth is Temporal Heavenly Wealth is Eternal
Matthew 6:19-21 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.

Your Focus is Your Priority
Matthew 6:22-23 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy (greek word here implies generosity), your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy  (grk word implies stingy), your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Who You Are Devoted To Is Who You Serve
Matthew 6:24 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.

Anxiety, Stress, Worry, Choke Spiritual Growth
Matthew 6:25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 

Humans Are The Only Creatures That Worry About Need
Matthew 6:26-27 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Be Content With The Simplicity of God’s Provision
Matthew 6:28-30 Why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you; you of little faith? 

Devotion To God Does Pay The Bills
Matthew 6:31-32 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear? For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 

Attention Daily Life Secures Tomorrows Need
Matthew 6:33-34 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.

Luke 8:14
Proverbs 21:5
Proverbs 30:24-25
Proverbs 21:20
Luke 16:14
Luke 16:9-12
1 Timothy 6:17-19
Philippians 4:12-13
Hebrews 13:5

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