Do Not Worry
Therefore I say to you, do not worry 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? (Matthew 6:25, NKJV)
We should not get tangled up worrying about the things of this world because our life is more than those things.
“You can be as unfaithful to God through care as well as through covetousness.” – F.F.Bruce
There is a difference between a godly sense of responsibility and an ungodly, untrusting worry. However, an ungodly, untrusting sense of worry usually masquerades as responsibility.
“You cannot say that Jesus Christ ever troubled his head about what he should eat, or what he should drink; his meat and his drink consisted of doing his Father’s will.” – Charles Spurgeon
We are to be concerned with the right things; the ultimate issues of life, and we then leave the management (and the worry) over material things with our heavenly Father.
The worry Jesus spoke of debases man to the level of an animal who is merely concerned with physical needs. Your life is more, and you have eternal matters to pursue.
Father God, worry is so common to us. And yet You say, “Do not worry.” Holy Spirit, speak to our hearts when we begin to worry that we will let it go and trust You. We thank and praise You. In Jesus name, Amen.