store treasures for yourselves here on earth where moths and rust will
destroy them and thieves can break in and steal them. 20But
store your treasures in heaven where they cannot be destroyed by moths
or rust and where thieves cannot break in and steal them. 21Your
heart will be where your treasure is.
is a light for the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be
full of light. 23But
if your eyes are evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. And if
the only light you have is really darkness, then you have the worst
can serve two masters. The person will hate one master and love the
other, or will follow one master and refuse to follow the other. You
cannot serve both God and worldly riches.
"So I tell
you, donít worry about the food or drink you need to live, or about
the clothes you need for your body. Life is more than food, and the body
is more than clothes. 26Look
at the birds in the air. They donít plant or harvest or store food in
barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. And you know that you are
worth much more than the birds. 27You
cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.
do you worry about clothes? Look at how the lilies in the field grow.
They donít work or make clothes for themselves. 29But
I tell you that even Solomon with his riches was not dressed as
beautifully as one of these flowers. 30God
clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today but tomorrow is
thrown into the fire. So you can be even more sure that God will clothe
you. Donít have so little faith! 31Donít
worry and say, ĎWhat will we eat?í or ĎWhat will we drink?í or
ĎWhat will we wear?í 32The
people who donít know God keep trying to get these things, and your
Father in heaven knows you need them. 33The
thing you should want most is Godís kingdom and doing what God wants.
Then all these other things you need will be given to you. 34So
donít worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own
worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
O Lord, you are great and glorious,
wonderful in strength, invincible.
Let all your creatures serve you,
for you spoke, and they were made.
You sent forth your spirit, and it formed them;
there is none that can resist your voice. Judith 16:13,14