Thursday, February 9, 2012

What, me worry?

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:31-34  (NIV)
Or as Dale  Ricenella says in Now I walk on death on death row “if we take care of God’s business, He will handle our business. “  And as he stated a paragraph later he could find no where in the NT where Jesus took that statement back!

Worry here is the Greek work - Merimnaó  meaning I am anxious about, distracted. An alternate definition is to be pulled apart.

To be pulled apart raises an ugly picture full of anxiety, fear, and uncertainty that will take your mind off of God’s plan for your life.  

Here are two verses to help with the fear and anxiety:

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.


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