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Matthew 6:19-24, Treasuring God

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For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
— Matthew 6:21

RCL Daily Devotion for Saturday, August 10, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by R. Fergus Moir from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

I used to be a compulsive spender. Any time I traveled anywhere, I had to buy a souvenir, buy something to try to hang on to the experience. On my one trip to the UK many years ago, I bought so much stuff I had to buy another suitcase to bring it all home. None of those things I bought succeeded in making the experience last. And I was often so distracted by trying to find the right thing that I missed out on what was going on around me. My heart was absorbed with money and stuff, rather than with being in the moment of my amazing trip.

So it is with God’s love. At the end of this passage it says you can’t serve two masters: you can’t serve both God and wealth. It’s one or the other. We are so completely immersed in our money-driven culture I’m not sure we even realize just how distracted we are from God, how frequently God takes a back seat to our attempts to control our financial security. But Jesus is clear: whatever we count as our treasure becomes our God.

O God, my Treasure, help me to put you first in all things. Amen.

 

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