“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.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matt. 6:31-34).

This has been a favorite portion of Scripture for over forty
years. It tells us, in effect, that God made us with stomachs. He knows we need
food. He made us without fur. He knows we need clothes.

The pagans do not seem to know this about God, so they
worry. Do we want to copy the pagans when we know God?

There are two requirements laid on us:

Don’t worry. Worry is sin, for it is unbelief in
God’s faithfulness.

Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.
This is trust in God’s faithfulness.

For more on this subject, read my book How to Be Free from Anxiety, available on Amazon and ccmbooks.org.

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