May 27, 2014
Matthew 6:31-32 (in context)
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
CONSIDER THIS. . .
These three words may well be the most practical words Jesus ever spoke to the human race:
DO NOT WORRY.
Why is worry so detrimental to human thriving?
- Worry erodes faith.
- Worry destroys trust.
- Worry extinguishes peace.
- Worry leads to anxiety.
- Worry fosters practical atheism.
- Worry robs us of joy.
- Worry foments a scarcity mentality.
- Worry blinds us to abundance.
- Worry kills extravagance.
- Worry compounds insecurity.
- Worry activates self-centeredness.
- Worry germinates sin.
- Worry squelches love.
- Worry focuses our attention on secondary issues.
- Worry keeps us from the Kingdom of God.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, Romans 14:17.
Wesley nails it.
“Your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.” And he has pointed out to you an infallible way of being constantly supplied therewith: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
More on the remedy for worry tomorrow.
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J.D. Walt writes daily for Seedbed’s Daily Text. He serves as Seedbed’s Sower in Chief. Follow him @jdwalt on Twitter or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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