Today's Verse: Matthew 6:25

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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 important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
— Matthew 6:25
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Worries are many, and they all seem to trouble our hearts around bill time or tax time, don't they? Jesus reminded us that life is more than food, clothes, or money. The real question is whether we can live like life is more than food, clothes, and money! We are easily deceived, like Esau, who sold his birthright for a bowl of soup. Let's not sell out what is precious to us for the allure of what will most likely end in difficulty and entanglements. So much of what the world pursues — and the devil tempts us to pursue — doesn't have eternal value.

My Prayer...

Generous Father, banish fear and selfishness from my heart. I know you have already provided the most incredible gift of all time, Jesus. Please help me pursue you and your will, not the things that choke your presence out of my life and distract me from what is eternal. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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