Pleasing God - This Is To Be Our Top Priority.

Matthew 6:19-34
On the one side of Christ’s disciples, there are the hypocrites. On the other side, there are ‘the Gentiles’(32). The hypocrites represent religion without reality. The Gentiles represent the world, living for material things only, refusing to take spiritual realities seriously. We are to be different from both the hypocrites and the Gentiles. Our top priority is pleasing God, not impressing men. We are to live for God’s eternal Kingdom rather than living for a world which is passing away. Living for Christ is very different from worldly living. Our life is to be governed by heavenly, and not earthly, priorities (19-21). We are to walk in the light, refusing to be overcome by the darkness (22-23). We are to trust the Lord, refusing to let unbelieving anxiety rule our lives ( 25-34).
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ShawnD said...

Amen, if we build up treasures here upon earth, they will diminish, but if we build up treasures in heaven by doing what is pleasing to God, they will last for eternity.

charlescameron said...

Thanks, Shawn, for your appreciative comment, which reminded me of the great words of Jim Elliot (1927-1956), Christian martyr in Ecuador: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."