02222023 – Matthew 6. 1-6, 16-21

God gives us THE ABILITY to have wealth, so what will YOU and I DO WITH IT?

So, what is it, that WE DO, with the MONEY, the WEALTH, and the RESOURCES, that WE CALL OUR OWN?

What we DO WITH IT reveals WHERE “our heart is.” (Or, so said, Jesus!)

Treasures here on earth are ANYTHING but SAFE.

A MAJOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY could EASILY bankrupt a family.

A portfolio can QUICKLY crumble, bringing down your 401-K with it.

There could be a FIRE, EARTHQUAKE, TORNADO, FLOOD, or some other NATURAL DISASTER that could put any one of us ON the street, so to trust in RICHES AND WEALTH is to trust in THE UNCERTAINTY OF THIS WORLD.

MANY OF US are but ONE OR TWO paychecks away, OR ONE OR TWO social security checks away from certain and inevitable TROUBLE.

Someone attributed the following statement to Old King Solomon, “Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf,” so MATERIAL THINGS can COME, and material things can GO, but God NEVER “forsakes us or leaves us.”

Proverbial Old Job “said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” But that was Job. Most of us, would not refer to ourselves as blessed if everything were to be taken away from us.

Someone else said, “Money talks…but mostly it says, ‘Bye, bye,’” and they were right.

No matter if you have A LITTLE or if you have A LOT, it seems like we watch our resources SLOWLY DRAIN OF THEMSELVES…and dwindle…always dwindling…

A little here…

A little there…

And, if we ARE NOT CAREFUL, our resources can be completely GONE!


It is a challenge I tell you…