Having explained to His disciples what holiness isn't--life according to the Pharisees, wasted in pursuit of self--and what holiness is--life according to Christ, eternal in pursuit of God--Jesus laid down three practical aspects of His walk and way: generosity, prayer and fasting.
Now Jesus turns His attention to whatever has our attention: "where your treasure is, there you heart will be also." Whatever we really want, desire, hope in... determines our lives, our friendships, our schedules, our finances.
So, what is it your eyes are fixed upon? Life, or death? Light, or darkness? Self or the Savior?
In His grace, our Master exposes one overriding reality: we cannot have it both ways. "To be friends with the world is to be at war with God." He would rather us be hot or cold than lukewarm; in fact, it is impossible to--"you cannot"--do both.
Come, Christian, to some of the most powerful words in His sermon so far.
"Son of David, have mercy on us."
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