The Futility of Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34)

The Futility of Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34)

Matthew 6:25-34

I. The birds of the air (Matthew 6:25-27)

    A. This does not discourage work (1 Timothy 5:8; 2 Thessalonians 3:10)
    B. We are created to work, not worry (Genesis 1:28; 2:15; 3:17-19)

II. The lilies of the field (Matthew 6:28-30)

    A. More beautiful than Solomon’s glory (1 Kings 10:23)
    B. Needless worry is an indicator of “little faith”

III. The kingdom of God (Matthew 6:31-34)

    A. The worry of the Gentiles vs. the provision of God
    B. Our priority: seeking His kingdom and His righteousness (Colossians 3:1-2; Hebrews 11:6)
    C. We are not always sure what circumstances we will face from day to day. While we should be prepared, we should not be anxious.

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