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In These Present Times How Worried Should We Be?

In These Present Times How Worried Should We Be?

In These Present Times How Worried Should We Be?

Read Matthew chapter 6, verses 24 to 34. In recent weeks, the interviewers‘ repeated question has been, “How

worried are you?”

In the first part of Chapter 6 of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus spoke about – Giving verses 1 to 4 – Prayer verses 5

to 14 – and verses 16 to 18. The “secret” appears in each of these. activităţi.

There is one who sees and hears. Jesus makes this so clear. God the Father sees when we talk about business with

Him. Those who did all this to be seen had already received their full reward. There is One who watches, listens,

observes, and responds.

In These Present Times How Worried Should We Be?

When we meet for worship and prayer – is it something that only a few people do in our country today, that many

consider irrelevant? God wants our heart, our love, and our mind – and He wants to hear our voice.

Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT ain’t for me either.

Jesus is talking about storing things – and then our vision – and our service – and whom we will serve – God or money

– a better word is “possessions.”

Jesus contrasts – we can gather treasures here or in heaven – our vision can be clear or dark – we can either serve God

or mammon. The way we decide affects the future – whether we are aware of it or not.

In These Present Times How Worried Should We Be?

Jesus did not want these disciples to be spiritually bankrupt when it all came to an end – and we can apply that to

ourselves. The challenge here is to invest – to invest money, time and skills, and everything else we have to invest.

Jesus wants His disciples to choose wisely.

Thomas Chalmers was the one who started The Savings Bank in Glasgow so that the poor could have something

when they needed it. Notice how Jesus says we must not save for ourselves! In a way, Jesus is talking about lust.

Are we able to give up things or do they hold us back?

Verse 22 — Our Vision — The Image Related to Lights and Lamps has to do with our understanding.

In These Present Times How Worried Should We Be?

Sin has a cataract affect – our spiritual vision becomes a little more blurred. Jesus did not want His disciples to have

a dark vision. Where is our spiritual vision?

If there is anything wrong with our spiritual vision, Jesus is able to correct us.

There are two treasures – two visions – two masters. What we focus on is important.

Verse 24 – Who Won Your Heart? Jesus does not want a little of our time or our talents – our zeal or our thinking. He

wants the lot. He came to buy the lotto save and buy everything – every part of me.

Jesus wants to bless every part of our lives – and that is why we cannot truly serve God and our goods.

In These Present Times How Worried Should We Be?

We can try to serve materialism – the tyrant of success – the slave master of achievements. We can serve all sorts of

things – people think – what others think of us. All of these are goods in a sense and we can serve them – and Jesus

says it just can’t work.

No wonder Jesus addresses these heart problems right at the beginning of His ministry. Matthew 22 verses 34 to 40

– Love the Lord your God.

This section is really about our heart – Jesus wants us to be different inside – in our heart. Who is your master? What

do you have? Then you couldn’t have two masters and you can’t have two masters today.

In These Present Times How Worried Should We Be?

Therefore – because of what I have already said – about dedication, prayer, and fasting – do not worry – be different.

He doesn’t say – are you trying not to worry or have you thought about looking at life differently? No – it is a word of

command – and also a word of consolation – a word of strength and strength.

Verse 25 – Jesus tells His disciples – “Do not worry.” Jesus does not teach His disciples not to care – not to do

anything – but He teaches them not to worry.

The birds have to go find food. Don’t let your lives be overwhelmed, ruined, or ruined by worry – Jesus tells us why.

Jesus teaches his disciples about anxiety.

About six times in this short passage, Jesus refers to the fact that he is anxious – or worried.

The concern comes from an old English word meaning to strangle or suffocate.

In These Present Times How Worried Should We Be?

In These Present Times How Worried Should We Be?
In These Present Times How Worried Should We Be?

Jesus challenges the disciples about our pride — our unbelief — the ways in which we can be so easily distracted.

This is not a good psychological message. This is not a sweet and honey-covered teaching. He challenges our pride,

lack of faith, and independence.

Jesus puts before us away – and a way of life – for us to be fruitful disciples.

These things mentioned here are important, but not overly important.

“Therefore” – because of what I keep saying.

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