Day 24 | Your Heart Be Also
September 24, 2015 - WEEK FOUR
Carl Heinrich Bloch, Sermon on the Mount, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
CONSIDER AS YOU READ
- Do you try to ensure that your good deeds remain confidential?
- When you freely forgive, how does it make you more godlike?
- Where is your treasure?
The transitory character of worldly wealth was next contrasted with the enduring riches of eternity. Many there were and many there are whose principal effort in life has been that of amassing treasures of earth, the mere possession of which entails responsibility, care, and disturbing anxiety. Some kinds of wealth are endangered by the ravages of moths, such as silks and velvets, satins and furs; some are destroyed by corrosion and rust—silver and copper and steel; while these and others are not infrequently made the booty of thieves. Infinitely more precious are the treasures of a life well spent, the wealth of good deeds, the account of which is kept in heaven, where the riches of righteous achievement are safe from moth, rust, and robbers. Then followed the trenchant lesson: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matt. 6:21).…
There was to be no indecision among the disciples. No one of them could serve two masters; if he professed so to do he would be an untrue servant to the one or the other. Then followed another profound generalization: “Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matt. 7:1–5).
They were told to trust the Father for what they needed, taking no thought of food, drink, clothing, or even of life itself, for all these were to be supplied by means above their power to control. With the wisdom of a Teacher of teachers, the Master appealed to their hearts and their understanding by citing the lessons of nature, in language of such simple yet forceful eloquence that to amplify or condense it is but to mar (James E. Talmage, Jesus the Christ, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1915, 225).
FOR YOUNGER DISCIPLES
QUESTIONS FOR YOUNGER DISCIPLES
- Why does Jesus say we should pray when we are alone?
- What do you remember about the prayer Jesus said as an example (The Lord’s Prayer)?