Do Not Worry by Oswald Chambers

Do Not Worry by Oswald Chambers

   Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life. Matthew 6:25

   Most Bible readers know that the paragraph breaks in the text are supplied by modern editors. No problem there—such breaks are helpful. But sometimes they separate sections which are better read together. For instance, in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus’ words about worry (Matthew 6:25-34) are often separated from the words that precede them: His words about money—the dangers of laying up treasures on earth rather than in heaven (Matthew 6:19-24).

Recommended Reading: Philippians 4:6-7

   After speaking about money, Jesus says “Therefore,” and proceeds to caution against worrying about the lack of money: “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life.” We worry more about money than almost anything else. Yes, money is necessary in life. But Jesus says to trust God instead of worrying. Seek God first and He will provide (Matthew 6:33). The apostle Paul summarized Jesus’ words in Philippians 4:6-7: Don’t worry about anything (life, money). Tell God in thankful prayer what you need. Then let the peace of God replace your worry.

   If you are tempted to worry about anything today, commit it to God with thankful prayer. And let His peace guard your heart and mind.

   Worry is an indication that we think God cannot look after us.