Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
Cross ReferencesExodus 22:2
If a thief is caught breaking in and is beaten to death, no one shall be guilty of bloodshed.
In the dark they dig through houses; by day they shut themselves in, never to experience the light.
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself.
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."
This is how it will be for anyone who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich toward God."
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves with purses that will not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.
But understand this: If the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
On hearing this, Jesus told him, "You still lack one thing: Sell everything you own and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."
1 Timothy 6:9
Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, for God has said: "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."
Your riches have rotted and moths have eaten your clothes.
Chapter Outline1. Giving to the Needy
5. The Lord's Prayer
16. Proper Fasting
19. Store up Treasures in Heaven
25. Do Not Worry
33. but seek God's kingdom.
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1 John 2:15, 16
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