“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow...”
** How you carry and conduct yourself is the key to either living to self(the world) or living to the Word of God in your life. **
Date: 8/25/2018 9:31:02 PM ( 28 mon ) ... viewed 523 times
Note on Matthew 6:27
We cannot make ourselves taller by worrying about it. We just grow; we don’t know how. Our height isn’t determined by how tall we desire to be. It just happens. We eat, we exercise, and we just grow. Likewise, we should just seek the Lord and His kingdom first, and God will open the doors and provide the opportunities we need to prosper.
Note on Matthew 6:28
Flowers don’t clothe themselves. They don’t weave material or go shopping. They are clothed by God, and their attire is greater than even what the richest person on earth wears. If God bestows such beauty on a flower, which only lasts a few months and then is destroyed, how much more will the Lord take care of clothing us? Just like the lily, if God clothes us, it won’t be shabby. It will be beautiful.
Note on Matthew 6:29
There are people who would differ with this assessment, yet God’s opinion is the only one that really matters. In God’s eye, a lily is more beautiful than anything a man can create. God, help me to see as You see.
Note on Matthew 6:30
Those who do not see God as their source but think they have to provide for themselves have little faith. Trusting God in our finances is the least demand for faith (Luke 16:10). If we can’t do that which is least, we are deceiving ourselves to think we can do the greater.
Note on Matthew 6:31
Anxious thoughts will come. As Kenneth Hagin said, “We can’t keep a bird from flying overhead, but we can keep a bird from lighting in our hair and making a nest there.” The way we keep these anxious thoughts from becoming our thoughts is that we never voice these fears. You take thoughts or make them your own by saying them.
Life For Today Study Bible Notes
Note 44 at Matthew 6:31: The way we take or receive anxious thoughts is by speaking them. Doubtful thoughts will come, but it is not sinning until we entertain them (see note 17 at Matthew 5:28). According to this verse, speaking forth these thoughts is one way of entertaining them. Therefore, don’t speak forth these negative thoughts (compare with Proverbs 6:2, 13:3, 18:20-21; and Matthew 12:36-37).
Note on Matthew 6:32
Lost men are consumed with worry about how they will make ends meet. Born-again men should not be that way. You may then ask, “If I’m not consumed with these things, who will be?” The answer is that God knows what you need better than you do. If you would seek Him first in your life, God will take care of your prosperity.
Notice that this verse switches from speaking about what you think to use the word “seek.” Jesus was using these terms interchangeably. Keeping your mind on the right things is equal to seeking the Lord. Therefore, you can’t really be seeking the Lord without keeping your mind stayed on Him.
Life For Today Study Bible Notes
Note 45 at Matthew 6:32: Technically, a Gentile is anyone who is not a Jew. The term came to be synonymous with “heathen” or “pagan” since all Gentiles were “strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12), and it is used in that sense here.
Note on Matthew 6:33
What are the “things” Jesus is speaking about? They are the things listed in the previous verses. Specifically, the Lord said what we need to eat, where we sleep, and what we are clothed with will all be taken care of by God if we will seek first and foremost the Lord and His righteousness. If we put God first in our lives, God will supernaturally take care of our needs.
When God starts supplying our needs, He will do it better than we ever could. God is El Shaddai, not El Cheapo. He paves His streets with pure gold, and He makes His gates out of pearls (Revelation 21:21). God is extravagant. When He starts being our provider, His supply will be extravagant. If we aren’t tempted to be embarrassed at God’s abundant provision, then we haven’t fully tapped into His supply.
Notice the use of the word “first.” This is speaking of priorities. We have to focus some attention on earthly things, but they should never be our priority. God and His kingdom should always come first in our priorities, and when they are, He supernaturally takes care of all the natural things we need.
Note on Matthew 6:34
This is speaking of anxious thoughts or worries. The NIV translates this, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow...”
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