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<< Saturday, June 23, 2018 >>
 
2 Chronicles 24:17-25
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Psalm 89:4-5, 29-34 Matthew 6:24-34
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NOT A WORRY IN THE WORLD?

 
"Stop worrying, then, over questions like, 'What are we to eat, or what are we to drink, or what are we to wear?' " —Matthew 6:31
 

Many people today are learning about stress management. The Lord wants to do better than that. He teaches us stress banishment. He commands us: "Do not worry about your livelihood, what you are to eat or drink or use for clothing" (Mt 6:25, 31). Jesus questions us: "Which of you by worrying can add a moment to his life-span?" (Mt 6:27) He commands us again: "Enough, then, of worrying about tomorrow" (Mt 6:34).

How can we obey Jesus' commands to stop worrying?

  • Serve only one master, that is, God (Mt 6:24).
  • "Give yourself to God" alone (Mt 6:24).
  • "Look at the birds in the sky" (Mt 6:26).
  • "Learn a lesson from the way the wild flowers grow" (Mt 6:28).
  • Believe in your heavenly Father (Mt 6:32).
  • "Seek first His kingship over you, His way of holiness, and all these things will be given you besides" (Mt 6:33).

Instead of worrying, give your life to Jesus.

 
Prayer: Father, give me Your "peace, which is beyond all understanding" (Phil 4:7).
Promise: "Enough, then, of worrying about tomorrow. Let tomorrow take care of itself." —Mt 6:34
Praise: Mark gives generously to the poor, whether he has much or not so much.
 
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