Don't Worry About Stuff

Matthew 6:25-34  “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

People are often challenged to consider the standards of the current culture in light of God's teaching in Scripture. Such is the case in America regarding "stuff" and the accumulation thereof. God is not against wealth and prosperity. Yet He makes if very plain that He does not want us placing possessions ahead of Him in the scheme of worship.  

Acts 20:35 Paul reminds us of the words of Jesus, "it is more blessed to give than to receive".

Our Lord and Savior was giving us a glimpse of a happier existence that can be experienced on this side of heaven. There is a blessedness or happiness that can be experienced by sharing your "stuff" with people who are less fortunate and truly in need of assistance.

More explanation of giving your stuff to God is coming soon.......