A Reason To Fear

A Reason To Fear

Matthew 6:25-34 – 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. 

You can’t say it better than Jesus.  The reason you should not fear or be anxious is because God is sovereign.  He is in control.  Nothing can thwart His plans.  He who did not spare is own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with with Him graciously give us all things—Romans 8:32.  We can live without fear and anxiety in this life because God is in sovereign and promises to provide us all things—if we are in Christ Jesus.  Without Jesus, we should fear.  We should be worried because we are still enemies of God.  Enemies of God root their hope in this world and in their own abilities to provide for themselves.  Their fear, should be great.  Jesus puts it this way—“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!—Luke 12:4-5.  Something to think about…

Do you have reason to fear?


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