Why We Don’t Worry

One of the things that we see so often in scripture is this.  As Christians, we are called to be different from the world.  Not perfect in all things, but different.  There’s got to be something different about us from the world; from the culture; from where we are live.

We just have to be different.  Different in action, different in thought, different in purpose.

We see it in the Old Testament with the Levitical laws.  We see in the Prophets with the call to treat others fairly.  We see it in Paul’s works with the call to live not by the law, but by grace.  And we see it in the Gospel with Jesus’ command to follow Him.

Listen to what He tells us today in Luke 12: 29-31:

And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried.  For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

Don't_worryJesus tells us, don’t worry about what you are going to eat, or drink, or wear.  Why?  The nations of the world worry about these things.  But your Father knows that you need them.

He’s not saying that these things are bad.  He’s saying this – the Father knows you need food and drink and clothing.  He knows this. And He will take care of you.  He will.

The Father will meet your needs.  He will. This is why we don’t worry.

Listen. The Father will take care of you.  He will.  Don’t worry about those things.  God will provide.

And here’s what happens when we don’t worry about that.  We can focus on what really matters. God’s kingdom.  His will.  His plan.  His purpose.  His love.

When we don’t worry about those things (that God will provide) we can focus on the one thing that really matters.  God.

So, today, don’t worry about those things. God knows that you need them.  He will provide.  Focus on Him and His kingdom.  And all will be well.

That’s why we don’t worry.

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