Day 239: August 27, 2014

Today's Reading(s)

Matthew 6:19-24
19 Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light within you is darkness—how deep is that darkness! 24 No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.

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Sermon on the Mount Reflections
by Eric Warren, Member of Brentwood Baptist, Brentwood Campus

Read the scripture above and use the questions below to meditate on today's reading.

Praxis

  1. What are the contrasts between earthly and spiritual treasures?
  2. What dangers do earthly treasures present? How might we combat those dangers?
  3. What does it say about our trust in the Lord when we store up so many riches?
  4. Is being wealthy counter to the Christian life?
  5. How might a Christian of means be characterized?
  6. What do spiritual treasures look like here on earth? List some.
  7. Reread 6:1-18. How are these two passages linked?
  8. Describe how we are to approach this life on earth in comparison to our eternal life.
  9. Jesus mentions the eye here pretty obviously in a figurative manner. How do these different types of treasures affect our spiritual eyesight?

About JourneyOn Today

Today's devotional series accompanies the Spiritual Practices Foundations Curriculum which deals with 24 different spiritual disciplines. We will break for an Advent series in December and continue the second half of Spiritual Practices during the first quarter of 2015.