RBT: Obadiah 1

Memory Verse: Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own, Matthew 6:34, NIV

Bible Text: Matthew 6:25-34

6:25 “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? 

6:26 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? 

6:27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 

6:28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 

6:29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 

6:30 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? 

6:31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 

6:32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 

6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 

6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

While waiting for medical test results, a Christian patient asked his doctor to tell him how many days he had left to live. He had also contacted his lawyer thinking that he might not survive the ailment diagnosed. But the report was contrary to his expectation and worry. There is a serious side to worry. It is bad for us. Worry gives us headaches, stomach aches, high blood pressure and even more. 

The Bible text for today talks about the admonition of Jesus on worry and anxiety, and the need to trust God rather than becoming too anxious about what to eat, drink or what to wear. When priority is misplaced, there is the tendency to look for what Jesus promised as extra instead of the original. The Kingdom of God and its righteousness should be sought first by man, and God who is ever faithful will not fail to fulfil His own part. 

Do not allow anxiety over issues to interfere with your quality of life. It may cause health problems and even kill. Let go and let God have His way in your life. Do not be anxious about anything; rather, make your request known to God.

Insight: No one can add a length to the span of his/her life.

Prayer: My Father, help me to trust in Your ability to meet all my needs. 

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