Matthew 6:24 24 â€œNo one can be loyal to two masters. He is bound to hate one and love the other, or support one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and the power of money at the same time.â€?
Matthew 6:24 31-33 “So don’t worry and don’t keep saying, ‘What shall we eat, what shall we drink or what shall we wear?! That is what pagans are always looking for; your Heavenly Father knows that you need them all. Set your heart on the kingdom and his goodness, and all these things will come to you as a matter of course.
To teach how “all these things” shall be added.
INTRODUCTION: 1. In our day, a great deal of anxiety is felt about the physical things of life. 2. Untold millions of dollars are spent learning how to prosper. 3. Then there is the pile of money spent on treating the anxiety caused by wealth.
4. Jesus teaches the eradication of such anxiety by means of service to God. a. He says you cannot serve God AND money, v. 24. b. He teaches the great value of the individual to God, vv. 25-26. c. He then teaches the utter futility of anxiety, v. 27.
4. Jesus teaches the eradication of such anxiety by means of service to God. d. Then, the providential care of God, vv. 28-30. e. He commands, Do not be anxious, Seek first the kingdom, vv. 31-33. f. Finally, the benefit, â€œall these things shall be added unto you.â€?
How God Will Add All These Things To Us I. GOD ADDS TO US BY GENERAL PROVIDENCE. God generally provides to all. Matt. 5:45. God is good to all. Psalm 145:9
How God Will Add All These Things To Us II. GOD ADDS TO US BY OUR WORKING. God’s plan is for man to work for his bread. 2 Thess. 3:10-12. Work to provide for family. 1 Tim. 5:8. Work to give. Eph. 4:28.
How God Will Add All These Things To Us III. GOD ADDS TO US BY OUR GIVING. Give and it shall be given unto you. Luke 6:38. For God and the Gospel’s sake.
How God Will Add All These Things To Us IV. GOD ADDS TO US BY OUR ASKING. Give us this day our daily bread. Matt. 6:11; Luke 11:3. Have not because ye ask not. Jas 4:2. Persistence in asking. Matt. 7:7-11
Psalm 37:25 â€“ I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
ďƒ˛When God says that we not fret about our living here on earth, that we seek first the kingdom, believe that He has real plans as to how we are to be fed and clothed.