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UH OH…CAN’T LET THE WORRY GO???

I already know the answer to this question, but I will go on and ask it…
Do you find yourself worrying just a tiny bit over situations in your life?
I’m sure that most of us are aware that worry is a sin...

Matthew 6:19-34 is our Lord’s definitive teaching about the sin of worry.
Once you memorize it’s core verse, Matthew 6:33, you’ll be leaning on it again and again.
MATTHEW 6:33
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Here is an outline of the passage as it unfolds. Study it as you work on this excellent verse.

1. Worry indicates a defective value system (Matt. 6:19-25).
There are more important issues than food, clothing, houses, and entertainment.
2. Worry indicates a defective self-image (Matt. 6:26).                                                          We’re more valuable than anything God has made, including the birds of the air.

3. Worry indicates a defective way of thinking (Matt. 6:27).
Anxiety doesn’t add one hour to our lives or one cubit to our height. It’s a useless exercise and an inefficient way of thinking.
4. Worry indicates a defective trust in God (Matt. 6:28-30).
Faith is the ability to maintain inner strength by trusting in the promises of God amid the problems of life. We shouldn’t fall into the “you of little faith” camp.
5. Worry indicates a defective purpose in life (Matt. 6:31-35).
If we take care of things that are important to God. He’ll take care of things that are important to us.
6. Anxiety indicates a defective view of tomorrow (Matt. 6:34).                                              In this verse, Jesus specifically tells us to deal with today’s issues and don’t worry about tomorrow’s.

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: Seek ye first the Lord, and then He will provide for you everything that is profitable for you in this life and He will crown it with everything that is glorious in the life to come.

Let’s lean upon the PROMISES OF GOD today and every day!

 

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