Where Does Your Heart Go?
Today my mentor Professor Brown was preaching at CCBC on the topic of "where does your heart go?" based on the Scripture from Matthew 6:24-34.
Mt 6:24 "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
Mt 6:25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Mt 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Mt 6:27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?
Mt 6:28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
Mt 6:29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
Mt 6:30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Mt 6:31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
Mt 6:32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
Mt 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Mt 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
The following is the summary of the sermon:
Your “Heart” is in the driver’s seat - it controls your whole person:
What Jesus says is up to date.
The passion to become wealthy: you can’t take it with you!
The media appeal to our desire to eat well. 20% of Australians are overweight.
Big business. We cannot rival nature. To be neat and clean is sufficient.
- To fill our hearts and minds with our fancies leads to disaster.
- God or mammom. “God’s Kingdom” is where God alone is King;
- Righteousness is Godly living.
- Don’t try to carry excess luggage.
- We are not to sit and be idle, but do what the King commands.
This was a great reminder for many of us. If we focus on God's kingdom and righteousness, even our fancies (finance, food & fashion) which are by themselves futile, will be added to us!
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. " (Matthew 6:33)