Where's your Treasure?

Matthew 6 provides one of Jesus’ most direct statements about our hearts, causing us to look at  our use of money and what that reveals about our hearts. Jesus wants to help diagnose where our treasure is by asking us to look at our approach to working, spending, and giving. What we find will help us see where our treasure is, and how we see Jesus will determine how we respond to what we find.

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An Audience of One

How do you react when you are worried about what somebody else thinks of you? If you are like me, the concern over what other people think is a powerful one, and it usually leads me to live a less full life. This concern with what other people think of us is so powerful that we must take into account how it even affects our practices of faith. As Jesus shows us, the need to impress others can have a strong influence on our motivations even for pious things like giving, praying, and fasting. Whenever we live based on what other people think, we won’t get what we want out of it. But if God sees us, and God loves us, we are freed in a way that change everything.- how we live, even how we give. 

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