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Sunday 27 February

Matthew 6:25-34 (King James Version)

25Therefore 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?

26Behold 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?

27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34Take 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.

Christ urges us to seek salvation. When we do this God will will provide us with full care and provision.

Our sermon today said that this was about Jesus telling us that our main focus should be God, rather than unnecessarily worrying about things.

I was just thinking about this the other day.  Here, there are some Christians here who are squirreling away all kinds of supplies.  Some even have bought land, dug water wells, and are talking about how to generate electricity.  

The reason, a fear the world's economy will collapse (especially in light of the political unrest spreading throughout the arabic world.)

All the buzz about it had me thinking on that passage and wondering if this is something God is telling people to do, or is it a demonstration of Christians not really putting their faith in God.

To be fair, we all do it, though when we work for a living or when we plant gardens of food.  So, I believe pow wow is right.  Jesus must be talking more about putting our faith first in him and not letting these things take our focus away from him.

But, how to do that.....  

I agree that it clearly indicates that we should put God first. We can only move forward when he is our priority.

If God is our priority - everything else should start to fall into place.

I do agree with that. Forum Index -> Bible study
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