“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
God and Money:
Overwhelmed by the concept in Matt 6:27 teaching us “who by worry.”
You cannot serve God and Money Matt 6:24
Lay up your treasures Matt 6:19-24 for you cannot serve God and Money.
Where is your treasure?
God’s Reign, God’s Place, God’s People.
characterization of the relationship between God and humanity inherently involves the notion of the Kingship of God
His association of his own person and ministry with the "coming of the kingdom" indicates that he perceives that God's great intervention in history has arrived and that he is the agent of that intervention.
the good news that forgiveness of sins is available through his name is to be proclaimed to the nations
“seek first” by seeking in order to find, to aim at or strive after. It also means to look for, go after, to search for.
Children love playing hide and seek — a game in which all but one participant hides with the intent of being the last one found. But it wouldn’t amount to much if one person didn’t seek the others, would it? Consider us the “it” seeking God’s Kingdom with all we have, looking in every nook and cranny until our search.
Since we understand that God is the Creator of all things, the extent of His realm must be the whole world. Manifestly, then, the kingdom of God is wherever God reigns, and since He reigns everywhere.
John the Baptist comes out of the wilderness with his urgent announcement, “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.re, the kingdom of God is everywhere.
Jesus told Pilate, “My kingdom is not of this world,”
Jesus inaugurated God’s kingdom. He didn’t consummate it, but He started it.
the kingdom of God is the rule of an eternal, sovereign God
So Jesus’ kingship is not something that remains in the future. Christ is King right this minute. He is in the seat of the highest cosmic authority. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to God’s anointed Son (Matt. 28:18).
The kingdom of God trumps every earthly kingdom.
John Calvin said it is the task of the church to make the invisible kingdom visible.
R.C. Sproul: The only way the kingdom of God is going to be manifest in this world before Christ comes is if we manifest it by the way we live as citizens of heaven and subjects of the King.
Resourceful prudent temperate and compassionate.