Bible for the Day #12

NABC

This is such a beautiful lesson, it is one of my favorites.

Matthew 6:25-33

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 not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

27 Can anyone of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you-you of little faith?

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

  • God is telling us not to worry.  “If I will feed and clothe the birds, who are just animals, you are my children, how much more wouldn’t I take care of you?”  Do you think God knows your needs?
  • What do people worry over?  Verse 31 tells us that we worry about paying our bills, we worry about our job and taking care of our families.  What does God’s word tell us that the unbelievers do in verse 32?
  • But we are Believers, so what do we need to do in verse 33?
  • What is the promise God gives us if put his kingdom first?
  • How do you put God’s kingdom first?
  • God is telling us, don’t worry about the bills, or your job.  What you need to be concerned with is putting God and his kingdom first…..and everything else will be given to you.

This is so true.  Back in 2014 when I felt that my life was falling apart I read this passage and it was like a light came on and I could see like I have never seen before.  I put my hands up in the air and said: “well then, I am letting it go”.  And I did.  And at that time I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.  I made up my mind.  I continued to look for a job, not knowing how I was going to buy groceries and instead of worrying, I turned to my church.  Until then I was a mediocre member.  Until then, I went to church when I wanted and if I were late, oh well I was late.  I rarely tithed, (because I didn’t have enough money at the end of the week to give anything).  As for my daily Bible Time, it wasn’t daily, as a matter of fact, I was usually running out the door to work and just got there barely on time.

But now, I was putting God and his kingdom first.  I began to volunteer at church whenever I could.  I was at service on Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening when I could.  I began to attend the Corporate prayer meetings at 5:30am on the first Wednesday of the month and as for my Bible time, I felt like God was sitting on the end of my bed every morning waiting to have Bible time with me. And in reality, he was.  I also began having a morning lesson with a friend. Soon after I got a job at a temp agency that turned into a 30+ hour a week job.  I became the Registrar at Native American Bible College in Shannon North Carolina.

God kept his promise.  I am so thankful!  I never forgot that lesson.  I am doing the same.  I am attending church, staying in contact with fellow Believers, and I am writing to help people learn the things I learned.  God is so good!

 

 

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