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Tuesday Devo


Matthew 6:19-21
19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys 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.


6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven implies that people often have a choice between activities that lead to greater earthly reward in the present (cf. vv. 2, 5, 16) and those that store up greater future reward in heaven. Elsewhere in the Gospels the consequences of making the wrong choice are shown to be eternally disastrous (see Mark 8:36; Luke 12:20–21).
6:21 Throughout Scripture, the heart refers to the center of one’s being, involving one’s emotions, reason, and will.
 In contrast to the world’s preoccupation with possessions, the disciples are to be characterized by exceedingly great generosity, especially in giving to those in need (lit., “to give alms”). This even has eternal implications—for, as Jesus solemnly warns, where your treasure is (whether on earth or in heaven,) there will your heart be also. This concluding proverb (Luke 12:34) emphasizes the importance of the disposition of one’s heart, which throughout Scripture represents the center of one’s being and one’s deepest desires, including one’s reason, convictions, emotions, and will. The nature of one’s heart is reflected in the things that one values most.


  • People are supposed to be our highest priority because people are the only things that are eternal. You've heard the verse, "Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be." In other words, if all you value is eternity, all your desire will be for eternity. How much have you thought about the people in your life in light of their eternity? How might this perspective shift change how you choose to interact with them?

  • Jesus wants our hearts focused on eternal things. There are a lot of "good" things that can occupy our time, energy and money and choke out the "best" things. If you were to take an honest assessment of your life and priorities, what would you find? When you look at the way you spend your time, energy and money, where would it say your treasure truly is? 


  • That you would think about the eternity of people in your life that you love. 
  • That you would live for things that are eternal.

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Try to commit to memory! 

3. Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? Since “all have sinned” and the “wages of sin is death,” Jesus had to die on the cross to pay the fine for my sin so I could be right with God.
(Romans 3:23, 5:8, 6:21-23, 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:1-6; Colossians 1:13-14, 21-22)

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