The Father’s Care, Part 3

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? 

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek: ) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Matthew 6:25, 31-32

In this passage about focusing on Heavenly things instead of earthly things, there is an interesting phrase: “For after all these things do the Gentiles seek…”  If you look around at the world today, I would think that the truth of this statement would be obvious.  What do the Gentiles seek today?  Watch a few TV commercials or listen to the radio for a while.  Food, drink and clothing are all things that our society spends a great deal of time seeking.  It is always fascinating to see just how perfectly accurate the words of Jesus are.  He spoke those words two thousand years ago, yet they are still relevant and perfectly descriptive of modern society.

But the point of the passage is that God understands that we need these things.  The Gentiles were not God’s people.  Jesus was speaking to His people here.  God’s people trust in God to meet their needs.  God’s people don’t need to spend their lives scurrying around trying to accumulate every thing under the sun.  God’s people do not need to live in the materialism that infests the world.  But how often do we as Christians live just like the world?

God knows exactly what we need, and He has promised to meet our needs.  It’s time we start looking to Him and resting in His care!

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks, Ben

    “He spoke those words two thousand years ago, yet they are still relevant and perfectly descriptive of modern society.”
    His Word is quick and alive … nothing ever changes. Thanks for the reminder.

    Blessings
    ann

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  2. So glad that He knows what I need and is ever able to supply it. 🙂 It sure frees up a lot of time this way, to thank Him and be with Him instead of scurrying after things!
    God bless you and these perfect reminders of Him!

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