B. How to Be Delivered one of these.
from Worry and Anxiety, 30 Wherefore, if God so b. Trust—believe: You
6:25-34 clothe the grass of the field, of little faith
which to day is, and to mor-
1 A counsel—do not worry row is cast into the oven,
about necessities 25 Therefore I say unto you, shall he not much more
a. About food & drink Take no thought for your life, clothe you, O ye of little
b. About body & clothing what ye shall eat, or what ye faith?
2 Do not worry about your shall drink; nor yet for your 31 Therefore take no thought, 6 Do not worry: Do not be
life and body body, what ye shall put on. Is saying, What shall we eat? thinking & talking
not the life more than meat, or, What shall we drink? or, about food, drink, &
3 Do not worry about food and the body than raiment? Wherewithal shall we be clothing
& shelter 26 Behold the fowls of the clothed?
a. Behold the birds air: for they sow not, neither 32 (For after all these things a. You are different
b. You are better than do they reap, nor gather into do the Gentiles seek:) for from the heathen
the birds barns; yet your heavenly Fa- your heavenly Father know- b. Your heavenly Father
ther feedeth them. Are ye not eth that ye have need of all knows your needs
4 Do not worry about your much better than they? these things.
stature: Worry is pointless 27 Which of you by taking 33 But seek ye first the 7 Do not worry: Seek ye
thought can add one cubit un- kingdom of God, and his first the Kingdom of God
5 Do not worry about to his stature? righteousness; and all these & His righteousness
clothing 28 And why take ye thought things shall be added unto
a. Consider the lilies for raiment? Consider the li- you.
1) They do not toil lies of the field, how they 34 Take therefore no thought 8 Do not worry about
grow; they toil not, neither do for the morrow: for the mor- tomorrow: Live one day
2) They are more adorned they spin: row shall take thought for the at a time
than Solomon 29 And yet I say unto you, things of itself. Sufficient un-
That even Solomon in all his to the day is the evil thereof.
lory was not arrayed like
GOD THE FATHER: HIS PROMISES AND BLESSINGS
B. How to Be Delivered from Worry and Anxiety, 6:25-34
(6:25-34) Introduction: this counsel meets one of the greatest needs of men, the need to be delivered from worry and anxiety.
1. A counsel—do not worry about necessities (v.25).
2. Do not worry about your life and body (v.25).
3. Do not worry about food and shelter (v.26).
4. Do not worry about your stature (v.27).
5. Do not worry about clothing (v.28-30).
6. Do not worry: do not be thinking about food, drink, clothing (v.31-32).
7. Do not worry: seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (v.33).
8. Do not worry about tomorrow: live one day at a time (v.34).
(6:25) Worry—Anxiety (merimnate): the believer is not to worry about necessities, about food and drink, about body
and clothing. The words “take no thought” mean do not worry; do not be anxious; do not be overly concerned and caring
(cp. Ph.4:6). The counsel is so needed it is given three times (v.25, 31, 34).
Jesus is not suggesting that a man not prepare for life—that he be lazy, shiftless, and thoughtless with a no-care attitude.
God will not indulge license, that is, slothfulness and lack of initiative, effort, and planning. A person has to look after his re-
sponsibilities (Pr.27:23; 2 Cor.11:28; Ph.2:20). He has to work in order to eat (2 Th.3:10). In fact, he is even to work extra in
order to have enough to give to others (Eph.4:28). He must be diligent in looking after his affairs and profession and in help-
ing and giving to others.
1. Jesus is talking about being preoccupied with the material possessions of life. Many fall into the trap of centering
their mind and thoughts, energy and efforts on the necessities and luxuries of life. A believer is not to be wrapped up and en-
tangled in the affairs of this world (2 Tim.2:4). He is not to be groping for more and more and hoarding more and more. He is
not to “seek ye first” the things of the world, but he is to “seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,” then God
will see to it that he receives all these things (Mt.6:33).
2. Jesus is talking about being so wrapped up in securing things that we become anxious, disturbed, and sleepless. Be-
ing focused upon the things of the world keeps a person from walking in the fulness and enjoyment of life. Worry and anxie-
ty can cause serious health problems ranging from sleepless nights and headaches to ulcers, high blood pressure, and heart at-
3. Jesus is talking about being so consumed with getting that we think little of God. Fear of not having enough and
spending all of our time trying to get more and more causes disbelief. A person who works to gain more and more security
never knows God. He never knows God’s love and care. He never learns that God looks after those who truly trust him.
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