In Matthew 6:25, Jesus asks, “Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing?” (CEB). If we were to adapt Jesus’ question into our time and place, it might go something like this: Isn’t life more than consuming? Simply put, isn’t life more? When we give, we don’t answer that question with a ho-hum yes. When […]Read more "Treasure 4: Isn’t Life More?"
When it’s all said and done, to give our hearts back to God, we may have to first give our treasure back to God. In other words, we’re going to have to be willing to do new things with our money before we necessarily believe it’s worth it in our hearts. We might have to act […]Read more "Treasure 3: Giving Our Treasure (& Hearts) Back to God"
Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth (or money or property).” Here’s the thing…we don’t believe Jesus on this one. If we look at […]Read more "Treasure: You Can’t Serve Two Masters (But You’ll Sure Try)"
Where is the treasure of you, there also is the heart of you. Or… Your heart follows your treasure (Jacob Armstrong). Each of these is a different way of saying this: We may say we treasure certain things in our hearts, but the reality is that our bank statements and calendars don’t lie. Where, when, how […]Read more "Treasure"