Central Christian Church
John week 37
Matthew 6:19-24 ESV
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys 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. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
24 “No one can serve two masters, for 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 God and money.
Proverbs 23:6 NASB and KJV
Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats
Proverbs 28:22 NASB
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth, And does not know that want will come upon him.
Deuteronomy 15:9 ESV
Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the LORD against you, and you be guilty of sin.
Proverbs 22:9 NASB
He who is generous will be blessed,
For he gives some of his food to the poor.
Matthew 20:15 ESV
15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’
John 12:1-4 ESV (with Matthew 26 and Mark 14)
Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, [in the home of Simon the Leper-Mt 26:6/Mk 14:3] where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table.
3 Mary therefore took [an alabaster jar of Mt/Mk] a pound of expensive ointment [perfume] made from pure nard, [and she broke the vial and poured it over His head as He reclined at the table.] and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
John 12:4-6 ESV (Mt 26; Mk 14)
[But some were indignantly remarking Mk][But the disciples were indignant Mt] 4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, 5 “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6 He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it.
John 12:7 ESV
7 Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial. 8 For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.”
Mark 14:6-9 NASB
6 But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me. 7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me. 8 She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial. 9 Truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”
Matthew 26:10-13 NASB
10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you bother the woman? For she has done a good deed to Me. 11 For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me. 12 For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.13 Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”