Don't store up treasures here on earth, where they can
be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where they
will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves.
Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.
Jesus tells us:
"Your eye is a lamp for your body. A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul. "But an evil eye shuts out the
light and plunges you into darkness. If the light you think you have is really darkness, how deep that darkness will be!
"No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the
other. You cannot serve both God and money.
"So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life - whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes.
Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing? Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or
put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are.
your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not.
"And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their
clothing, "yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.
And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't
he more surely care for you? You have so little faith!
"So don't worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. "Why be like the pagans who are so deeply
concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, "and he will give you all you
need from day to day if you live for him and make the kingdom of God your primary concern.
"So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.