Today and Tomorrow – Matthew 6:34

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. – ​Matthew 6:34

Meditation:  Do you worry?  Do you spend time on great concerns about tomorrow?  Many people are worried about everything.  There are even diagnosed conditions for such people, and when we lose hope it is natural to let those concerns consume us.  Christians ought not to be so worried.  We have a solution.

Out of love, Jesus spent a great deal of time during His earthly ministry providing clarity and examples to bolster and inform the faith of His disciples.  In this case, the Lord taught us to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first and let God provide for all our needs (Matthew 6:31-34).  If we keep our love for God and service to Him foremost, then we need not worry about tomorrow or any other day.   When we abide with Him, our concerns are relative to His power and not ours, and He is Almighty.   No concern of ours is insurmountable to the Almighty.

As to planning for tomorrow, Jesus taught us that wise disciples plan, but no where do they worry (Luke 14:26-33).  The wise prepare and leave the results to the sovereign will of God.  God knows all things and nothing escapes His power to work all things to our good (Romans 8:28).  In His absolute goodness and righteousness, He judges the world and maintains sovereign control (Daniel 4:35).

Call To Action:  So what do you do with your worries?  As the old hymn writer Charles Tindley said, Take your burdens to the Lord and leave it there (Leave It There).  This truth comes from Jesus Christ who taught the disciples saying, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).  Brothers and sistrrs, take your burdens to the Lord, and let Him show you the power of God.

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