We’ve been looking at Mark 6 which is part of the sermon on the mount. Last time we looked at the idea of not doing or talking about righteousness to be seen by others. Today I want to talk about verses 19-21.
Now Jesus has been talking about not doing acts of righteousness be it charitable giving, praying or fasting to be seen. These are the examples He gives. He says that if you do it to be seen, then you have received your reward – you’ve been seen. But if you do it for the Kingdom – not to be seen – God sees it and will reward you. He then begins to talk about rewards and treasures. He says
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Now there is a lot of confusion over what the scriptures teach about money. In a previous post we talked about two ways Christians get money wrong. We also talked about the idea of living generously and talked about the question of ownership – do we own it or does God.