- Matthew 6:31-34
- Mat 6:31 (KJB)
- Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we
drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
- Jesus continues on and states that since He has just given examples of
how the heavenly Father cares for His creation, it should teach us that we
must never be in a state of anxiety for food, drink, clothing, or for
anything for that matter. Godís creation is huge compared to our needs and
if He can take care of it, He can take care of us. When was the last time
the sun did not rise on time? When was the last time Springtime came late?
God has everything under control and as a result of that knowledge, it
should quash any anxiety we have.
- Mat 6:32 (KJB)
- (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly
Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
- Jesus gives two excellent reasons for rejecting any anxiety on our part.
First of all he states that the anxious of the world who concern themselves
with as much wealth gathering as they can are the godless unbelievers. They
can only believe in what they see. The true believer sees what they can
believe. Secondly, God the Father, because of His omniscience knows what
each and every individual believer needs. He knows we need water, food,
clothing, and other necessities of life and therefore will care for us as He
has proven daily caring for the other parts of creation.
- Mat 6:33 (KJB)
- But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and
all these things shall be added unto you.
- Seek - Denotes an earnest, diligent, tenacious search for something
- (Rom 14:17 KJV) For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but
righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
The Lord Jesus now sums up the entire section that in contrast to the
godless who only look for and crave material things, the true believer is to
look diligently for the Kingdom of God which is our food, raiment, and
- Food - (John 4:34 KJV) Jesus saith unto them, My meat is
to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
We too must do the will of God who has sent us to do some form of ministry
and not to be slothful in doing it so we can complete it in the time He has
- Raiment - (Isa 61:3 KJV) To appoint unto them that mourn
in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called
trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be
glorified. We must diligently seek the robe of
Christís righteousness to be imputed to the believer upon salvation.
- Drink - (1 Cor 10:4 KJV) And did all drink the same
spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them:
and that Rock was Christ. Just as the Israelites in
the desert drank from the rock to quench their thirst and save their lives
from death. The true believer spiritually drinks from the rock of our
salvation to eternally save our lives from the second death. (Psa
18:46 KJV) The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my
salvation be exalted.
- Then Jesus states that all the things that the Gentiles crave and live
their lives for will be added unto us. In other words, there will be no
toiling and anxiety because God will supply the very physical needs that we
- Mat 6:34 (KJB)
- Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take
thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil
- We must never start worrying today about tomorrow. God knows what
tomorrow holds and if He gives us one more day of life, then we too will
wake up and face the day. The problem, is that what we worried about
yesterday, did not come to pass today. We must never borrow against the next
day because we may not be able to pay the interest. Tomorrow will always
take care of itself and we must focus on the present day because the present
day is all we have. Some may not live to see tomorrow and if they are a true
believer, then their problems are at an end. People tend to stress out when
they add the anticipated anxiety of tomorrow to the problems of today. Jesus
is saying that the 24 hour day we are living in right now holds enough evil
and challenges so that we should never add any more to it. As God brings us
through today, He will guide us through tomorrow. (Psa 48:14 KJV)
For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto