October 21, 2013
“Your heavenly Father feeds them.” Mt 6:26 NKJV
A needy sparrow. Jesus said: “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?…These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” (vv. 26-33 NLT). If you need some more scriptural promises to stand on, here they are: “Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need” (Ps 34:9 NLT). “Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on the earth; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches will be in his house…He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord” (Ps 112:1-7 NKJV). God recorded these promises in His Word so that you could read them over and over, and in reading them, rise above worry and live your life with joy and confidence.