Reflection on Matthew 6:25-34

Scripture

“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Observation

We must not worry about our life- the things we will eat or drink or wear. Our Father cares for the sparrows, and we are worth so much more than they are.

God clothes the wild flowers in splendour, so He will certainly care much more about the clothes we wear.

The pagans worry about their physical needs, but God knows what we need. Therefore, we should seek God’s kingdom first of all and trust Him for the rest of what we need.

Application

God is the provider of every good thing that we need. This does not absolve us from responsibility to work and be diligent in the way we order our lives. It does remove the need to worry.

The primary focus of all sin is that God cannot be trusted to look after us, and therefore we must rely on our own self-effort to get everything we want.

Jesus says, pursue God’s kingdom as your highest priority and then everything else falls into place. When we are looking to God, seeing our lives as a partnership with our Father, then we don’t have to worry about the things we need.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I want to lay my whole life down before you. Help me to pursue you first and trust you for everything in my life. Amen.

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