“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”
Today’s Morsel: Matthew chapter six is a continuation of the Sermon on the Mount. As any good teacher, here is Jesus again stressing what is most important. I remember in military training, if something was important that they wanted you to know, they would say, “Watch my lips.” In other words, Pay attention to what I am about to say so that there is no misunderstanding. Jesus teaching here was to stress to the people not to become concerned with eating, drinking, and clothing, basic human needs. He said that He already knew that they had need of these things. He wanted them to focus on receiving His Spirit, as, without Him they could do nothing and would not be a part of Him (John 15:5, Romans 8:9). As Paul said, “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17). Once you receive the Holy Ghost, you become a part of the family of God, and your Heavenly Father knows all the things that you have need of. So don’t be alarmed. Just keep your focus on Him and you will be taken care of.
Sing: Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of this world will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
Thought For Today: Are you a part of the Kingdom of God?