Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the feild, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the feild, which today is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
I often find myself worrying about things in this life. What will I eat? How will I pay my bills? What's that funky noise coming from my car? (It's the brakes, by the way.) It seems like if I don't have something to worry about, I will invent something. What's this weird looking freckle? (Just a freckle.)
I'm told that if I do actually need something, all I have to do is ask. Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asketh recieveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Jesus gives me his assurance that all my needs will be met. He tells me not to worry, for worrying will do me no good. Yet silly creature that I am, I still do at times. How many times in my life have I not had what I need to live? Well, since I'm not dead, I guess it hasn't happened yet. Still I worry and fret over nothing. You could say that I just don't have the sense God gave a bird!
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