But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:33-34 NKJV
When the stock market crashed in 1929 people committed suicide. They had amassed great wealth. It dissipated like fog in the noon heat. Had they really lost everything?
They were devastated because they lost their sense of identity and self-worth. They were so self-absorbed they could not imagine living anything less than a life of leisure and extravagance.
Jesus is telling us to establish healthy priorities. When we seek God first and make a relationship with Jesus our highest priority He meets our needs.
The commands and instructions given to us by God in the bible are not just a list of do’s and don’ts. When we read the Word of God we should always ask how it applies to us today.
Jesus is telling us we have needs only He can meet!
When we become self-absorbed and focused on our needs and desires we become anxious and consumed with worry.
God wants us to let Him meet our greatest needs. Our need for unconditional acceptance. Our need for unconditional forgiveness. Our need for the unconditional love only He can give us!
Our identity can only be revealed to us by God. A true sense of self-worth comes from giving the Lord what is rightfully His, first place in our hearts and lives!
Jesus wants us to view all things with an eternal perspective.
Look at the things around you today. None of them will follow you into eternity. The only things you will take with you when you step into eternity are godly relationships.
Jesus created to live in loving relationships with Him and each other. He wants us to work on our relationships now before we spend eternity together. Jesus wants us to work on our relationship with Him today!
Do not worry about tomorrow. Seek the righteousness of God today. Jesus will meet your true needs!
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