Note: This series is written as a first-person narrative in order to present Jesus in the context he walked with the unknown disciple that narrates presenting my thoughts and sparking more thoughts with his questions.
If I’m focused on God, what about the things I need in life?
Jesus spread his arms wide, saying, “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?” He looked up and pointed at some birds flying, ” 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?”
God does take care of us. He did it with water from a rock, bread from heaven, and a deluge of quail. He put laws in place to care for the poor.
Jesus’ eyes scanned the crowd while saying, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” He swept his hand towards the valley. “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? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.”
It’s about depending on God today.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Yep, depending on God today without undue worry over tomorrow. The prayer he taught us, “give us our daily bread’…yeah. It’s tying together because God’s manna in the desert only lasted a day to teach us to trust in Him for everything.
All we have to do was seek his kingdom first and he’ll take care of our needs.