Matt 6:19-34 – Safe in the Care of the Father
In order to meet the challenge of the teachings of Jesus, we must know how to abide in the safety of the Father’s care.
The Challenge of the Teachings of Jesus:
1. Do not store up treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy or where thieves break in and steal.
a. What are the treasures on earth that moth can destroy?
b. What type of things (treasures) that a thief might steal?
c. So what are examples of the treasures Jesus is speaking of?
2. For where your treasure is there your heart is also.
a. This saying can mean one of three things. Which option best fits the grammar of the saying. For where your __________ is there your __________ is.
i. Where your love is there your wealth is?
ii. Where your wealth is there your love is?
iii. Where your love is there your love is?
What can we do to meet this challenge?
Safe in the Care of the Father
In order to meet the challenge, we must have faith in the care of the Father.
What does it mean to be clothed better than the lilies which are clothed better than Solomon?
How will God cloth us better than Solomon?
Why does it matter that we are more valuable than sparrows and lilies? (What is the promise Jesus is making?)
Jesus teaches that “the very hairs on our head are all numbered”(Matt 10:30). What does this say about the Father’s care for us?
Are you actually safe enough in the care of the Father to not store up treasures on earth?
Do you believe in your “heart of hearts” that you are safe enough in the care of the Father to not store up treasures on earth?
What can we do to know that we are safe in the care of the Father so that we can resist the temptation to store up treasures on earth?