“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 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 6:19-34)
Today’s Morsel: When I joined the military back in 1969, it wasn’t long before I took my first airplane ride. A little afraid at the time, but the attendants wanted us to know that there was nothing to worry about and so they gave us a safety briefing before we were airborne. This wasn’t anything new to me, because everything we did in the military when it came to training, was to give the troops a safety briefing. It is no different with the airlines. They give you a safety briefing before that plane is airborne to hopefully calm your fears and worries. In so many ways, in today's passage, Jesus is giving us a safety briefing. He said “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”
(Matthew 6:33). We never know what tragedy lies ahead of us. But if we have listened to and obeyed the safety briefing, we will know how to react.
Sing: The name of the Lord is, a strong tower, the righteous run into it and they are safe. The name of the Lord is, a strong tower, the righteous run into it, and they are safe.
Blessed be the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord, most high. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord, most high.
Thought For Today: Always pay attention to the safety briefing (Parker).