Contentment (Matthew 6:24)


There is much talk about a struggling economy and the cost of living going higher. And many are getting increasingly anxious about their livelihood. Is it possible to heed our Lord Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 6:25, “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what will you drink; nor about your body, what you will put on”?

Our Lord was not saying that we don’t need to work, that we don’t need to eat, or that we shouldn’t bother about how we dress. He was warning against those things becoming so important that we become slaves of money instead of trusting Him, “No one can serve two masters,” He said (v.24).

Seeking first the “kingdom of God and His righteousness” (v. 33) is recognizing that no matter how much effort we expend to make a better life for ourselves and our families, ultimately it is the Lord who takes cares of our needs. And since God is our heavenly Father, we will have enough. – C.P. Hia

Hidden in the hollow of His blessed Hand,

Never foe can follow, never traitor stand;

Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care,

Not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there. – Havergal

Money serves us well if we receive it as God’s provision.

  • September 24, Vol. 16, Our Daily Bread

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