Our Treasure and Our Worry
In His famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches us His way of living in the Kingdom.
- Did the Holy Spirit speak to you about anything today?
- What does it mean to store up treasures in heaven? Is Jesus saying we shouldn’t have or enjoy material things?
- Jesus uses the words “can not” instead of “should not” when it comes to serving two masters. What are the implications of this? (Consider that the word serve means to be enslaved).
- The definition of the word “anxious “(or worry) in this passage is a combination of two smaller words. It means, “to divide the mind.” How does worry divide the mind?Philippians 4:6–7, 12–13, 19, Proverbs 30:7–8, 1 Timothy 6:9–10
- In verse 21 Jesus says, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” The word treasure here means, “a place where good and precious things are stored.” Discuss this verse. What does the heart have to do with worry?
- In verses 25-32, Jesus builds a case for not worrying. What are some of the reasons that worry for a Christ follower does not make sense?