Wednesday, 19 June 2019

I Reading: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10: I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast.
Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34: Do not worry about tomorrow.
The Counsel on Worry and Anxiety, 6:25-34
This counsel meets one of the greatest needs of people, the need to be delivered from worry and anxiety. 
  1. 1.A counsel- do not worry about necessities (v.25)
  1. a.About food and drink
  2. b.About body and clothing
  1. 1.Do not worry about your life and body (v.25)
  2. 2.Do not worry about food and shelter (v.26)
  1. a.Behold the birds
  2. b.You are the better than the birds
  1. 1.Do not worry about your life span: worry is pointless (v.27)
  2. 2.Do not worry about clothing (v.28-30)
  1. a.Consider the lilies
  1. 3.They do not labour
  2. 4.They are more adorned than Solomon
  1. a.Trust-believe you of little faith 
  1. 5.Do not worry: do not be thinking and talking about food, drink and clothing
  1. b.You are different from the pagans
  2. c.Your heavenly Father knows your needs
  1. 1.Do not worry: seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (v. 33)
  2. 2.Do not worry about tomorrow: live one day at a time (v.24)
Thought: The testimony of the mature believer is: “I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me” (Ps 40: 17).

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