Series: MasterClass | Week 7: Putting Worry in its Place
Day Two Matthew 6:28-3028 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?” – Matthew 6:28-30 (NLT)Learn From the WordJesus continues to drive at the root of our worry, this time with an example from nature. Look at the last question Jesus asks in this passage. He's addressing our lack of faith as a cause of our worry! Satan wants us to question God’s love for His creation and His control over all things. We have an enemy who wants us to have a wrong view of our heavenly Father. The only cure is a mind that's transformed by the truth of Scripture. A deficiency of faith that leads to worry is satisfied by a right view of God.Put It Into PracticeOur growth as a disciple of Jesus depends on our perception of God and what we believe about His perception of us. God has revealed Himself to us in Scripture, in His creation, and in the person of Jesus because He wants us to know Him. As we get to know the true character of our heavenly Father, our faith will grow and so will our trust in Him. Ask Him to increase your faith and to root out any wrong views that the enemy wants you to believe about your heavenly Father. Continue to keep yourself immersed in the truth of God’s Word, and as you do, ask for a bigger picture of God’s true character.For Families with Kids at HomeOur worries are most often a response to believing that God can’t or won’t take care of us. But Jesus points out that if God cares for the flowers, He’ll certainly care for us as well! Encourage your kids that God cares about them and that He always wants to hear from them when they have something on their mind.