28 January 2014

Word for the Day

[D]o not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear?
For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.

But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

~ Matthew 6:31-33 (Amplified Bible)

The same passage, from The Message:
What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

Somebody out there needs to see this, today. If it's you, try reading it aloud. After all, Romans 10:17 says, "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (KJV)

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