Matthew 6:19-32

  1. Verses 19-24 are a word to the rich. What should be the Christian’s attitude to material possessions?
    In what way do these verses portray the character and danger of worldliness?
  2. Verses 25-34 are a word to the not-so-rich.
    Note the recurrence of the phrase ‘Do not worry’, and list the reasons given why anxiety is wrong.


  1. Verse 23. An eye which is ‘bad’, ‘not sound’ (RSV) or ‘evil’ (AV, RV) signifies a covetous or niggardly disposition. Cf. Deut. 15:9; Prov. 28:22; Matt. 20:15 (RSV mg).