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I. THIS VERSE CONCLUSION TO THIS SECTION OF SERMON. "THE PROBLEM OF OUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE
THINGS IN THIS WORLD."
A. Everyone faced with this problem, rich and poor.
1. Rich in danger of laying up worldly treasures.
2. Poor in danger of worry about needs.
3. Both cases minds are off of God, and on worldly things.
B. Third time uses phrase, "Take therefore no thought."
1. This time as conclusion.
2. Many thing vs. 33, "Seek ye first..." such a perfect conclusion that this
3. "Seek ye first" seems to be so final that nothing could be added.
4. Christ adds, "Don't be anxious about tomorrow (the future. for tomorrow
will take thought of the things of itself." "Sufficient unto the day is
the evil thereof."
a. This is more than repetition or a summation, this is a continuation
b. Worry is a force or power that takes hold of people If nothing to
worry about now, we turn to the future (Worried because nothing to
1. People really unwilling to be released from its power. They
don't really want an answer. "You really have a problem
lI. WHAT CHRIST SAYS ABOUT WORRY FOR THE FUTURE.
A. Context - consider birds - consider lilies.
B. Not to spend our days adding grand total of everything that.
might happen to us the rest of our lives.
1. Live one day at a time. "Are there not 12 hours in a day?"
C. He will be with us according to our need.
1. "As thy days are, so shall thy strength be."
2. "Jesus Christ the same..."
3. II Cor. 1:10.
D. We must not go forward and tack tomorrow's quota onto today's
III. PROBLEM THAT ARISES IN THIS TEXT. 2 QUESTIONS GENERALLY ASKED.
A. It is wrong to save money?
B. Should a Christian take out an insurance policy?
1. Answered earlier in birds. God has ordained ploughing, sowing, reaping.
(In a sense preparation for future.)
a. Don't worry about tomorrow.
b. These things should never dominate.
2. Danger is to take any extreme vices.
C. God deals with different individuals in different ways.
1. George Mueller.
2. Bob Pierce.