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25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[g] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:25-34

These again are the words of Jesus, not man.

If you notice, the first word in this passage is therefore.  I was taught that anytime you see the word therefore in scripture, you should pay attention to what it’s there for.

Immediately preceding this passage, Jesus has been teaching about giving to then needy, pray and fasting, and how we should do all of these, and as we looked at yesterday, “storing up your treasures in heaven.”

And then we get the “therefore.”

So if we are doing these acts of sacrifice, fasting, storing up treasure in heaven and not on earth, we should not worry about our life, what we will eat or drink or how we will be clothed.  If we are doing what He asks, then we will be seeking first His kingdom and righteousness, and we will be provided for.

Do we sometimes hold back on doing for others, (store up our treasures on earth) because we live in fear that we won’t have enough?  Shame on us!  We need to trust Him for our provision.  Not all we might want, but all we need.

Pray: Lord, help us to do the things that we should and trust you.

 

 

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