Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is! No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money. So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So, don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
From FULL SURRENDER, J Edwin Orr: “According to Messiah Himself, the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convince the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. Many believers mistakenly rely upon their consciences alone rather than upon conscience enlightened by the Word God and quickened by the Spirit of God.” Model and teach the life of the prayer of Psalm139:7,23-24: Where could I go from Your Spirit? Or where could I flee from Your presence? Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
Please seriously consider this question: Where do we get the idea that Jesus bled and died as the Lamb of God so that we can assume the “freedom” to rank the things we treasure in this world with the gifts His death and resurrection give us here and now, as well as the unfathomable riches of the Main Event with Him that will never end? Ponder these keywords: ALL, ONE, Focus.