By Gene Price
Pastor, Tumbling Creek Baptist Church, Gleason
We often hear people say, “Don’t worry about it.” We have all heard those words. They are easy words to say, but hard to put into practice. It is amazing that we worry about the same things that people worried about 2,000 years ago. People worried about their finances (Matthew 6:19), about food (Matthew 6:25a), fitness or body (v. 25), fashion (v. 28), and their future (v. 34).
Jesus reminds us that worry is sinful. Many do not think of worry as a sin but sin is disobeying any commandment of God. Three times in this passage, Jesus said, “Do not worry” (v. 25, 31, and 34). The word “worry” means to have a divided mind which causes a person to be pulled in two different directions. Worry is often seen as an acceptable sin by many Christians, but no sin is respectable in the eyes of God. [Read more…]