This week’s Family Devotional Guide is based on our Scripture reading from Sunday, Matthew 6:19-24.
Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21
Discussion: What are some common “treasures on earth” that we might store up? What can happen to those earthly treasures? What does it mean to store up “treasures in heaven” (cf. 1 Corinthians 3:12-15; 5:10)? Discuss some ways we can guard our own hearts to make sure we are treasuring the right thing(s). What should be our greatest treasure in our lives? Spend some time in silent prayer confessing any ways in which you have treasured the wrong things.
Song: “You Are My All in All” by Dennis Jernigan
Scripture: Matthew 6:22-23
Discussion: In this passage, Jesus is describing how the eye lets in light. He may be referring specifically to the iris, which controls how much light to let in for your eye to process. If we have a bad eye, it can lead to loss of sight (even to the point of blindness). So, if we stand in the middle of a sunny day that is full of bright light and see very little due to some level of blindness, imagine how much worse our sight will be when nighttime comes! What spiritual point is Jesus making by using this analogy? Discuss what Jesus means by the following statement: “If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness” (v. 23b).
Song: “All I Have Is Christ” by Jordan Kauflin
Scripture: Matthew 6:24
Discussion: How might we be tempted to serve two masters? Discuss what it means to have a healthy view of wealth. How can we make sure that we are serving the Lord and honoring Him alone in and through our financial decisions? Spend some time confessing where you have wrongly sought financial gain. Ask the Lord to give you financial wisdom to honor Him with the wealth He has entrusted to you.
Song: “My Worth Is Not in What I Own” by Graham Kendrick, Keith Getty & Kristyn Getty