“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your Body, what you will put on. Is not life more than Food, and the body more than clothing?” Matthew 6:25 (ESV)
In the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 6 Jesus takes up specifically the problem of worry, or anxiety. We will look at what Jesus gave us to address that problem. Jesus starts by confirming that our bodies and our lives are massively more complex and difficult to provide than food and clothing are. Yet God has, in fact, created our bodies and provided us with life then surely, we can be confident that He will be able and willing to provide us with food and clothing. First, we affirm that our life which is sustained by the food we live on is more significant than the food itself. And, the body we cover with clothing has greater value than the clothing itself. Additionally, no matter what happens to all who of us who in faith believing have receive Christ as Savior, God promises elsewhere that He will preserve our life and body for his eternal fellowship. Eating and clothing are essentials which God will make sure we have and we do not have to worry over them when tested by trials.
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