Let us Not Worry
24“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. 25 Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
An interesting observation here. In most Bibles between verses 24 and 25 they put a section break. This would queue most of our minds that a transition has happened and that one has nothing to do with the other. But I want to point out a key literary component here that ties verse 24 to 25-34 and that is the word “Therefore.” This is a word tying these two sections together.
If we take into consideration the “therefore,” we can then see that worrying is tied to the love of money, or whatever sin you want to put in its place. This love for the other master, that which is not God, causes us to worry and sin. It takes attention away from God and it takes our focus off from the great provider. If it is money, then we worry about what food we have and clothes we will wear.
When we focus on the stuff and not God we commit the sin of idolatry. We are so focused on “providing” for our families that we miss out on the real provider. In ministry, if it is one thing I have learned, God definitely provides for those who trust in Him. I am not bragging but telling the truth. My family and I have never done without, we have always had plenty to eat and plenty to wear. It may not be brand named or the “good” stuff, but we have never done without. If anything, I have been blessed to overabundance in my life, praise God.
So, we must trust in him, we do this by serving and focusing on Him only. When we do this, the worry slips away and the world comes into perspective, this tiny little speck in the universe that God has created. If He can control the whole universe, then don’t you think He can make sure I have something to eat and clothes to wear?
God Bless and Merry Christmas,