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)
To worry is to give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.
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
“These three inquiries engross the whole attention of those who are living without God in the world. The belly and back of a worldling are his compound god; and these he worships in the lust of the flesh, in the lust of the eye, and in the pride of life.” – Adam Clarke
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 in 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, we pray for deliverance from the sin of worry. Help us to focus on You and Your Kingdom. You are Sovereign and completely in control. We trust You. In Jesus name, Amen.