Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church - Marshfield, WI

Matthew 6:25-34

March 31 – Matthew 6:25-34

“Do not worry about tomorrow.” Don’t worry? We all worry. About money, our jobs, our children, the state of the country, getting sick, the car breaking down, the roads being slippery…. the list goes on.

Our passage today begins with a therefore, which means it’s important to back up and look at what comes right before it. Jesus is talking about laying up treasure in heaven and that you can’t serve both God and money. He then launches into the “therefore…” Therefore, don’t be anxious. Why? Because you serve God, not money, and God, unlike money, cares about you. He takes care of the birds and clothes the lilies and you are of so much more value than them. God knows what you need and He will give it to you.

”But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” This brings us back to where you keep your treasure. Where your treasure is, there is your heart, so lay up your treasure in heaven, seek the kingdom of God. Don’t seek after wealth and comfort, but seek after the One who can and will provide what you need.

And finally, don’t worry about tomorrow for each day has enough trouble of its own. There is a reason we call it “daily” bread and not “weekly” or “lifetime supply of” bread. We ask for enough for today. The Israelites in the wilderness could only gather enough manna for each day. Anything left would spoil overnight. They had to trust that God would provide it again tomorrow. Asking for “daily” bread means we are trusting that God will continue to provide. So don’t worry about tomorrow, because God is in control.
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