Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.
Here it is. Greed takes root in worry about personal security. Then it grows in the heart as money seems to easily provide everything we need.
But it’s a lie. God is the only true source of security.
The Teacher reveals the truth - Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.
The reason is obvious. Someday our physical existence comes to an end. Then all the money in the world won’t help us in the life eternal.
What we ate and drank or how we dressed won’t matter at all. Only our place in God’s Kingdom will be of concern to us. So Jesus says - seek His kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
What a promise! Instead of worrying about stuff, seek the kingdom and God will provide everything we need!
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
Faith in the provision of God is the antidote to worry that creates greed.
O you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.