God’s Care – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:30-34
Key Verse: Matthew 6:30
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
For these last couple of days in October, I want to return to Jesus’ question in Matthew 6:30: “Will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” There were many people listening to Jesus that fit into the “little faith” crowd; do you? Are you full of confidence that there is no reason to worry about the material needs of your life? Or are you constantly battling worry—fearful that God won’t truly provide for you?
I think there are two possible reasons that someone falls into the “little faith” crowd. The first is simple: They cave into the devil’s trap and accept the doubts he throws at all of us. The Bible says that the devil is a liar and father of lies, so why do we ever choose to believe his words? If you are a Christ follower that stresses over material things, you are allowing doubt-filled thoughts to set up camp in your mind. We must learn to “think about what we are thinking about!” When you do, you can analyze those thoughts and determine who they are from. Most of the time we can easily determine that doubt and fear are coming from the evil one, not our Father in Heaven. Once we’ve determined that, we must resist these negative thoughts, replacing them with faith-filled thoughts from the Bible. (Continued)
Father, remind me never to allow the devil to use my mind as his playground. Thank you for victory over his lies. In Jesus’ name, amen.