Bible: Luke 12:22-34

Exhortation Not to Worry

12:22 Then 1  Jesus 2  said to his 3  disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry 4  about your 5  life, what you will eat, or about your 6  body, what you will wear. 12:23 For there is more to life than food, and more to the body than clothing. 12:24 Consider the ravens: 7  They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn, yet God feeds 8  them. How much more valuable are you than the birds! 12:25 And which of you by worrying 9  can add an hour to his life? 10  12:26 So if 11  you cannot do such a very little thing as this, why do you worry about 12  the rest? 12:27 Consider how the flowers 13  grow; they do not work 14  or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! 12:28 And if 15  this is how God clothes the wild grass, 16  which is here 17  today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, 18  how much more 19  will he clothe you, you people of little faith! 12:29 So 20  do not be overly concerned about 21  what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not worry about such things. 22  12:30 For all the nations of the world pursue 23  these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 12:31 Instead, pursue 24  his 25  kingdom, 26  and these things will be given to you as well.

12:32Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is well pleased 27  to give you the kingdom. 12:33 Sell your possessions 28  and give to the poor. 29  Provide yourselves purses that do not wear out – a treasure in heaven 30  that never decreases, 31  where no thief approaches and no moth 32  destroys. 12:34 For where your treasure 33  is, there your heart will be also.

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