Matthew 6:25-33 (Day 32/50)

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:25-33

Don’t worry about it! A Laissez Faire attitude is not what Jesus is getting at here. He’s not singing along to the Bob Marley Reggae beat listening to the birdies on his front porch just hoping that every little thing’s gonna be alright.

No. For Jesus a life without worry is based on rock hard facts: God cares for you. God takes care of the flowers of the field and the birds of the air wonderfully. You’re much more important, and He’ll care for you too. Luther says it this way: ‘God richly and daily provides all that we need for our body and life.’ Trust Him!

Dear Father, help me not to worry, but always to trust your care. Amen.

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