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Passage: Matthew 6:19-34

Matthew 6:19-34 – The Treasure of the Kingdom as Gift of God

Summary

The treasure of kingdom righteousness is a matter of the heart. True faith knows the blessing of God and that God cares for all of creation.

Analysis

It is a true treasure to have a heart that is in the right place. Here and throughout this section, Matthew uses metaphors that envision this life of righteousness as the eschatological reign of God. As always, it points in hope to a future that is not yet, but it also imagines a life that lives this day and each day in confident faith in the Father who knows and responds to all human needs. The heart of faith which the Sermon imagines recognizes and welcomes the reign of God as a gift and places all of life in the hand of God.