Devotion for January 15, 2018

MATTHEW 6:19-21

Teaching about Money and Possessions
19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroy them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

TREASURES IN HEAVEN

We can become so consumed with the things of this world (i.e. cars, homes, clothes) that we forget where our real treasure is found.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: When society is encouraging a “keep up with the Kardashians” lifestyle, what does God’s word encourage? Why is it important to know where you keep your treasures?

Q: Take a moment and think about your personal goals for the next day, month, and year. How does this passage change how you view those goals?

Q: What words of encouragement will you give when someone comments on the desire to have more “things”?

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