Week Forty Thoughts

For this week’s thoughts, I want to bring us to Luke 12:22-34. Anxiety is something that can strike just about anyone, and if not anxiety at least worry. In this passage we have Jesus telling His disciples not to worry about your life, what you will eat, about your body, or what you will wear. He goes on telling them that life is much more than those things. Then Jesus goes on to discuss ravens and wildflowers and how God provides for them, and then makes the assertion that we are of much more worth than the birds or wildflowers, and then again says don’t be anxious.

Jesus does not just say “don’t be anxious,” but instead He goes on to say, “But seek His kingdom, and these things will be provided for you.” Then He goes on to say something that would probably make most people anxious and worrisome. He says, “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Make money-bags for yourselves that won’t grow old, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

So the question is why should we not worry or be anxious? The answer to this is quite simple, because God is in control, and He cares. The other part to this comes down to the fact that as Christians we are aliens in this land (or sojourners), this place is not our home! We have a promise of a much better dwelling with a treasure for eternity… Don’t waste your time worrying, but instead delight in your time here sharing the love of Christ through being generous with your time, money, possessions, and care. Remember, “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Thanks for reading,

Pastor Josh

(All quoted scripture came out of Luke 12:22-34 out of the CSB)