Why Worry. Matthew 6:25-34

September 10th, 2018

Why Worry

Matthew 6:25-34

September 9, 2018

 

 “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness....”  Have one single focus...  Serve God!!! 

 

a definition of the word worry here.

  • "Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?“ KJV
  • “take no thought” = “being anxious” or “tending to worry”.
  • So the real meaning of the word here is “be not anxious,” or because this is in the imperative tense, “...stop being anxious”.

 

  • it is the word that is used to indicate something that d_________, s___________, or d__________ us….
  • it means a mind that is divided into sections and compartments, and which does not f__________ as a whole.

 

the balance point...

  • It is important to point out here that the Lord is not telling us that we are not to think about these things at all....
  • While it is true that the birds of the air don’t worry about where their next meal is going to come from, they do busily s_________ for it. They do not just sit up on a limb and wait for God to somehow mechanically d_____________ it to them.

 

  • We cannot be serving God and worrying about His ability to c_____ for us.... and since we have chosen to follow God, relax, -- don’t worry!!!

 

  • the second reason that we are not to worry is found in vs 26-30.... The fact that God is both w_________ and a_____ to care for all those who will place their trust in Him.

 

  • the final reason not to worry is in vs 33.... “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

    • What Christ is saying is that we are to “make it our business to seek God’s interest and follow Him and we will see that all of our n____ are met without that e___________ of worry!

 

So, how do we avoid worry???

 

  • First we must acknowledge that Christ’s p_________ are for believers. And in that, God knows what is best for us....
  • Second, as a believer, you need to add to your initial salvation experience all you can learn about the n____ and c_________ of God! As you grow in your understanding of Him, you will find that you don’t worry about a lot of things that you used to.
  • Third, we need to build into o___________ a kind of conditioned r________... when we see problems our conditioned response should be to flee to God.... not to worry about it.... and that is a learned reaction.
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