January 27, 2012 

Today’s Text:  Read Matthew 6:19-24

If you wanted to summarize today’s text into just a couple of principles here they are:

  1.  Your treasure and your heart are inevitably and inseparably tied to each other.  The thing you value most has your heart.  Where you invest the most of yourself is where your heart is.
  2. 2.       According to Jesus, earthly things have relatively small value while spiritual things have infinite value.  What’s difficult about this principle is that earth is visible, while heaven is invisible.  That’s where faith comes in.  Without faith it is impossible to please God.

 

Application:

Do you want to have a heart for the things God has a heart for?  I hope you do.  Then invest your time, energy, money and talents into the things that God says are important.  Why?  Because your heart follows what you treasure.

 

Let me ask you this question:  Will what you are investing the majority of your time, energy, money and talents in matter in 1 year?  In 5 years? In 10 years?  In eternity?

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7 thoughts on “Accountable to God: Day 15

  1. Does my time tht I spend at church matter in 1 year . 5 years etc. ? Of course it does!!! I believe tht it does because the church is important to god. At church u learn about the bible and all about god. I believe tht I am investing my time wisely with the church because mr.via on Wednesday asked me if I would like to help out in the activities team. And I’m like ya I would love to help. So now I’m on the team along with Blake and Ben and Ryan and Katie and abbey! Oh and Mafalda! 🙂 but u guys get my point., I think? Lol let me know it I did bad.. So i love u guys! C u guys on Sunday!!!! 🙂

    1. I’m with you girl the church is so important because it’s important with god and I’m with yiu girl on that because I am too investing my time wisely hehe! 🙂 good job

  2. What this is saying is where you spend your time money and talents at that’s what you care about that’s where your heart is and most of my life I spend at home because I’m home school but what this is saying to me is the more time you spend with God the more important he will become to you.

  3. im with u mafalda and tristian! at church u obviously learn about God! i don’t think im investing my time wisely 😦 im not really apart of anything major like mafalda,tristian,ben,blake,ryan,katie and abbey are.i really want to because its my dream to do something for him and i feel like i can’t because im not apart of anything.well,i hope you guys have a great friday! i read the devo yesterday but i didn’t feel like commenting (if u were wondering) love ya guys! 🙂 <33333

  4. Sometimes the things I invest my time in won’t matter a couple years from now. But like the girls are saying, investing your time in church is a huge thing that will definitely benefit us in the long run! Not only are we learning about God and hearing what He has to say, we’re also spending time with other believers! But honestly, you could go to church all the time, and listen to every sermon, but that will only get you so far. Learning is great, but if we don’t apply what we’ve learned it doesn’t do that much. I’ve done this many times and it’s really something I need to work on! “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” I want to treasure the things of God, and that’s where I want my heart to be!

  5. Everything I do here on earth that is unrelated to eternal things are not going to matter. A lot of times things I thought were so important to buy, later ended up broken, or on a garage sale table. I can leave “traditions” for my children which is cool, but if I don’t leave them with a good foundation for the things of God, and they don’t have salvation, than all that other stuff doesn’t matter. As the old saying goes, “We can’t take it with us”. Nothing is more satisfying than doing God’s work here on earth. It is the only thing that actually will matter in the end, and it feels really good to see others come to Christ because of how we spent our time.

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