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Sunday January 31, 2021 | Jesus Taught About Possessions
Jesus is our greatest treasure. Jesus left His place in heaven to live humbly on earth. Jesus obeyed God to set up His kingdom. We can give generously and trust God to provide everything we need.
A very large crowd came to learn from Jesus. Someone in the crowd said, “Teacher, tell my brother to share our father’s money and possessions with me.” Jesus said, “Do not be greedy. Life is not about what you own.” Then Jesus told the people a story: “A rich man owned land that produced many crops. He did not have anywhere to put them all, so he said, ‘I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then, I will have so much stored up that I can stop working and relax.’ But God told the man, ‘You are a fool! You could die tonight, and then what good is everything you have?’” Jesus told this story to warn people who store up treasures on earth and are not generous toward God. Then Jesus told His disciples, “Do not worry about what you will eat or what you will wear. Do birds plant grain or collect it? No. Yet God feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than birds?” Jesus also said, “Think about the wildflowers. Do they work or make clothing? No. Yet they are better dressed than a great and rich king in his fancy clothes. If that is how God takes care of grass—which grows today and is cut down tomorrow—how much more will He do for you?” Jesus told His disciples to not worry. “Seek God’s kingdom,” He said. “God will give you what you need.” God is happy to give His children the kingdom. Finally Jesus said, “Sell what you have and give to the poor. A thief can take away treasure on earth, but treasure stored in heaven lasts forever. Where your treasure is, that is where your heart is too.”
Christ Connection: Jesus is our greatest treasure. Jesus came down from heaven to live on earth with nothing. He obeyed God to set up His kingdom. We can give cheerfully and trust God to give us everything we need.
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