Daily Devotion – April 19, 2017

Matthew 6:25-28

Therefore 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? Behold 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? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

 

In this passage, Jesus addressed the tendency to worry and center our lives on food and clothing, thus missing life’s real meaning. We are not to worry about the future because it denies the love, wisdom, and power of God. It denies the love of God by implying that He doesn’t care for us, denies God’s wisdom by implying that He doesn’t know what He is doing, and denies God’s power by implying that He isn’t able to provide for our needs. When we worry, we are devoting our time to that and not on what we were created for – loving, worshipping, and serving God.

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