As we continue this message I want you to keep in mind the Scripture we read yesterday from which we are basing our discussion. Matthew 6:25-34 My brothers and sisters God’s word is true and will accomplish it’s purpose in this life. Give ear to the word of God and trust God for delivering what He has promised.
Three times in these verses Jesus say, Do not worry. If you have a King James Version Bible, you’ll notice that is says, “Take no thought for your life.” From that translation, you might get the idea that Christians shouldn’t plan for the future. But, of course, that’s not true. Back when the King James Version was published “Take no thought” meant “Don’t worry” or “Don’t be anxious.” There is a difference between being concerned about the future (and making preparations and taking precautions) and being worried about the future.
Sometimes we forget that God is not only in control of our lives, but He’s also in control of this entire universe. The psalmist declared, The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it (Psalm 24:1). And Daniel said, “Praise be to the Name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning” (Daniel 2:20-21). If God can handle every single thing in this world, He can handle everything in your life. Hallelujah
Worry is the opposite of contentment, which should be the believer’s consistent state of mind. The apostle Paul said, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:11 b -13). A Christian’s contentment is found in God, and only in God (not circumstances).
Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
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TO BE CONTINUED …….