This weekend is the third weekend of our focus on stewardship, we are reminded that the Word of God provides us with great promises as well as warnings. The greatest blessing, of course, is saving faith in our hearts—faith in Jesus. But as we live by faith in this sinful world, we need to be warned against making our PRIORITIES only with the things of this world. The best defense, by far, is to focus on Jesus and His main goal, that by His suffering, death, and resurrection we receive forgiveness of our sins and live in the hope of our resurrection to eternal life. Our Lord’s words of blessings and warnings of woes seek to guide us to that heavenly goal.