Bible: Matthew 6:24-7:11
Do Not Worry
6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry 4 about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing? 6:26 Look at the birds in the sky: 5 They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds 6 them. Aren’t you more valuable 7 than they are? 6:27 And which of you by worrying can add even one hour to his life? 8 6:28 Why do you worry about clothing? Think about how the flowers 9 of the field grow; they do not work 10 or spin. 6:29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! 6:30 And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, 11 which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, 12 won’t he clothe you even more, 13 you people of little faith? 6:31 So then, don’t worry saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 6:32 For the unconverted 14 pursue these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 6:33 But above all pursue his kingdom 15 and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 6:34 So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own. 16
Do Not Judge
7:1 “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 17 7:2 For by the standard you judge you will be judged, and the measure you use will be the measure you receive. 18 7:3 Why 19 do you see the speck 20 in your brother’s eye, but fail to see 21 the beam of wood 22 in your own? 7:4 Or how can you say 23 to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’ while there is a beam in your own? 7:5 You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. 7:6 Do not give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs; otherwise they will trample them under their feet and turn around and tear you to pieces. 24
Ask, Seek, Knock
7:7 “Ask 25 and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door 26 will be opened for you. 7:8 For everyone who asks 27 receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 7:9 Is 28 there anyone among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 7:10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 29 7:11 If you then, although you are evil, 30 know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts 31 to those who ask him!