19 Do not store up
for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where
thieves break in and steal.
20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust
do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole
body will be full of light.
23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.
If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love
the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You
cannot serve both God and Money.
25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat
or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important
than food, and the body more important than clothes?
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away
in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more
valuable than they?
27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life [b]?
28 And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field
grow. They do not labor or spin.
29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed
like one of these.
30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today
and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you,
O you of little faith?
31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?'
or 'What shall we wear?'
32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father
knows that you need them.
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things
will be given to you as well.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about
itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.