Notes from Matthew 6

Last night’s church service was delivered from Matthew 6 (verses 19-34), which I can sum up in two words: stop worrying.

With the compassion of parents, God loves his children. God gives us strength, but we don’t rest in it. Instead, we worry.

Don’t lay up treasures on earth. The things we do own we’re expected to be good stewards of. We’re instead expected to lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven. Most of don’t give because we’re worried we won’t have enough for ourselves. Even King Solomon admitted that the more you have the more you have to worry about. Our hearts are where our treasures are.

The light of the body is the eye, meaning that we get distracted by materialism. The term “evil eye” means “easily distracted.”

The throne of our lives is not a two-seater. It’s either us or God in control. That’s why we live in an age of confusion. We’re always looking for more but we should be looking for Jesus. Let us worship God for who He is and not just what He has done.

We are born as servants. We only get to choose who our master will be. And no man can serve two masters. If you love people you’ll use money to help people. If you love money you’ll use people to get more money.

It’s offensive to think that God won’t take care of our families when He already takes care of the birds of the air and adorns the grass of the fields. We worry about things we have no control over. We fret over the same things unregenerate people fret over, yet we have a God.

We are to out God first in all things. He will take care of our needs. But He’s also not a genie in a bottle. When we seek God first we get God plus what He provides. When we just seek material things, we get nothing.

We are bound by time and space; God is bound by nothing.

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