Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Week 15-16

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.  For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Luke 12:22-23

This verse, like most of them in the Bible, makes a great point. Why do we worry about these things? I'm constantly afraid we won't be able to provide these things for our family, when really we aren't the ones providing. God is.
 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? Luke 12:24-25

God provides things for animals. You know that. But what about those going extinct? You know about the hundreds of dying animals too, but personally I think it's because of all the gas and garbage they mistake as food. Humans, though, make that mistake also. They eat junk food (or garbage) instead of real food... God's food. But I'm not going to go into a health lesson right now.
If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! Luke 12:26-28

I buy my clothes at Goodwill or Savers, in other words I buy used clothes. I find it a waste to buy new clothes, not only because the style these days are full of bologna (very inappropriate), but also they cost a lot. Though we don't go shopping more than twice a year, otherwise for fun. God provides these things for us, because if it were up to some of my family we wouldn't go shopping ever!

And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them.  Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. Luke 12:29-31

I don't know about you, but I've never really looked at it that way before. Millions and millions of people eat everyday, and somehow we have enough. And if you look in my refrigerator right now, we have extra. It's amazing how much God truly provides for us. But why do we hoard this kind of thing rather than share it with those who have none, I don't know. Why not ask yourself that? I'm glad to share mine, are you?

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