Bible Study Questions – Matthew 6:19-24
Why do some hearts love or value this world’s goods and treasures and make them their god while other hearts love and pursue the things of heaven? In other words, what determines our values system?
So why do we seek to accumulate “treasure” on earth?
How does one store up treasures in heaven? 1 Timothy 6:17-19; 1 Peter 1:3-6
How does godliness yield heavenly treasure? Proverbs 15:16, 16:8; 1 Timothy 6:6-7
What would you give up, to have treasure in heaven? 1 Corinthians 3:10-15
What are some examples in scripture of people storing up for themselves treasures on earth? Joshua 6:17-18, 7:1-26; Matthew 19:16-22
Why is prioritizing God so much harder than coveting things on earth? Hebrews 11:13-16
What do verses 22 and 23 have to do with having a pure heart?
How does gathering up treasures on earth blur our vision? Luke 12:13-21; Acts 4:34-35, 5:1-11
In what ways have you seen greed in people’s lives?
How does a person become “rich toward God” (Luke 12:21)?
Why did Jesus say, in verse 24, that it is impossible to serve two masters—God and money?
Materialism, in philosophy, a widely held system of thought that explains the nature of the world as entirely dependent on matter, the final reality. How do we see this in our world today?
Jesus is literally saying in Matthew 6:19, “Do not treasure for yourselves treasures.” What does He mean? What does prioritizing our treasures have to do with having a pure heart?
What can we do to achieve a pure heart in such a materialistic world?
If God is our only hope and there is nothing we can do to achieve purity, is it proper to sit back and wait for it to happen? Why or why not?
How do the pure in heart, “see” God? Matthew 5:8
Why is it impossible to see Him without it?
How is the heart the center of spiritual life?
Why are prayer, God’s Word and worship vital to the maintaining of a pure heart?
How can we help each other in our quest for a pure heart?
How can our ambitions cloud us from the things that are most important?