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.

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  1. Do not worry. Don't be afraid. Be anxious about nothing....

    God will provide - provided we are seeking Him.

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ. (Phil 4:6-7)

    Trust is the anti-worry.

    Prayer is the vehicle we use to get there.

    Without a close relationship (which involves seeking) we won't get there.

    And what does it do? Guards our hearts with incredible peace.

    How can we trust more today?

    What do we need to stop worrying about and give to God?

    When we do ask and make our needs known to God, do we believe He will hear us, answer us, and provide for our needs?

    Oh me of little faith!