Thu. Oct 22nd, 2020
Unfounded fear

Unfounded fear

Mathew 6:25-34

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can anyone of you by worrying add a single hour to your lifea]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 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. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

 

Why should I worry, I come from a land where everything is paid for in advance,  said Mr. Taylor when asked how he was to pay for the unplanned extension of his journey. Oh really, I never knew that. Tell me how this works, for I am also from that land, replied his steward in great amazement.

You see, in my kingdom, the king knows everyone by name, He knows where you are and your plans. I never knew of this extension but the king already knew it, so he is aware of this moment. Yes, and so what? Even though He knows, why should he pay your bills? Replied the steward. Mr. Taylor continues, There is something about the king I know that you may not know, “the king is jealous ” whispers Mr. Taylor as he laughs out loud. He will never let anyone from His kingdom to be put to shame. Really? replied the steward. Yes, all you need to do is to go about the King’s business, He covers yours.

This story might sound like a fairy tale, but it reveals the truth of who God is. Our God is a jealous God, He glorifies in the lives of His servants and never puts to shame those who trust Him. Mathew 6:33 gives us an alternative for worry; seek the kingdom of God, go about doing His work, relly on, and His ability to take care of you.  Brothers and sisters, the Lord is too faithful to fail and will never fail you.

 

Amplify the name of the Lord in all you do to an extent that your failure is seen as His failure, then be sure not to fail for in Him dwells no association to failure.

 

As you depend on the Lord for today and tomorrow may God in His mercies reveal to you deeper aspects of His love for you. Amen.

 

By Joshua Sopuru