Sermon on the Mount video
Sermon on the Mount Video, Matthew 6
KEEP YOUR DONATIONS SECRET
DON’T OBCESS OVER MONEY
19“Don’t stockpile money and expensive assets on earth. It doesn’t last here. Moths and rust devour them. Thieves steal them. 20Stockpile treasures in heaven. That’s where moths and rust can’t do any harm. Thieves can’t break in, either. 21“Find your treasure, and you’ll find your heart. 22Light pours into you because of what you see and experience with your eyes. If your eyes are healthy, your life will be full of light. 23But if your eyes covet, evil will do nothing but fill your life with darkness. And if you’ve got nothing but darkness inside, you’re completely in the dark.
BOSS: GOD OR MONEY24“You can’t work for two bosses at the same time and do justice to both. You’re going to favor one over the other, perhaps giving one all your loyalty while resenting the other. So, you can’t devote your life to God and to money.
DON’T WORRY25“Don’t worry about the everyday matters of life: what you’re going to eat or drink, what you’re going to wear, or what you’re going to do if you get sick. There’s more to life than food and clothes, isn’t there? 26“Look up at the birds flying above you. They don’t plant a garden...don’t harvest a crop...don’t store grain in barns. But your Father in heaven feeds them. Aren’t you more important than the birds?
DOES WORRY WORK?
27“Let me ask you this. If you worried hard enough, could you grow a millimeter taller or live a day longer? 28Why do you worry about clothes? Look at all the wildflowers in the field. They’re everywhere. They don’t lift a petal to do a thing. They don’t spin fabric to make their own clothes. 29But I’ll tell you this, King Solomon decked out in his best royal robes didn’t look nearly as good as a flower. 30“People, if God dresses the grass of the field with flowers as beautiful as this—grass that grows here today but tomorrow will burn as fuel in the oven—won’t he put clothes on you too? 31So don’t get worked up over this. Don’t go around saying things like, ‘What are we going to eat?’ Or ‘What are we going to drink?’ Or ‘Where are we going to get
some decent clothes?’ 32Folks who don’t know God obsess over all of that. Your heavenly Father knows you need it.
Don’t chase stuff
33“Don’t go chasing those things. Run toward the Kingdom of God and live like a model citizen who makes God proud. If you do that, everything you need is going to be provided for you. 34So, here’s what I’m trying to say. Don’t worry about tomorrow. At least wait until you get there. Every new day has all the trouble we need.” Matthew 6, Casual English Bible
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