Luke 12:22 And He said to His disciples, Therefore I say to you, Do not be anxious for your life, what you should eat; nor for your body, what you should put on; (23) For the life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. (24) Consider the ravens. They neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn; yet God nourishes them. How much more valuable are you than the birds! (29) And you, do not seek what you shall eat and what you shall drink, and do not be unsettled. (30) For all these things the Gentiles of the world are anxiously seeking, but your Father knows that you need these things. (31) However, seek His kingdom, and these things shall be added to you.
Beginning in [Luke 12] verse 22, the Lord charged the disciples not to be anxious concerning their life. Since our Father in heaven takes care of us, there is no need for us to be anxious about food or clothing. Instead of being anxious, we should have faith in our heavenly Father.
In 12:31 the Lord says, "However, seek His kingdom, and these things shall be added to you." We should seek God's kingdom, which is actually the New Testament jubilee. If we are seeking the jubilee, the Father will give us food and clothing. He will add these things to us. The Lord says that our Father delights to give us the kingdom (v. 32). Certainly He will never forget our need. The Lord clearly says, "Your Father knows that you need these things" (v. 30). We are here for the jubilee, the kingdom, and since the Father delights to give us the kingdom, certainly He will take care of our material needs. Therefore, we do not need to worry or have anxiety.
Some of you may have the thought of serving the Lord full time. If you have the inclination deep within to serve the Lord full time, I encourage you to do it. Get out of the "boat" of your job, jump into the water, and see if you will "drown." My experience was that after I left the boat, the Lord did not let me drown. We all need to be rescued from the anxiety of life. There is no need for us to be anxious about food and clothing. The meeting of these needs depends on God's faithfulness. He is faithful, and we should look to Him for what we need.
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