Over the years I have written several "book" or "booklets" and many, many, many newsletter and bulletin articles. Because the book market seeks writings to meet specific needs at specific times, my material has never been accepted. I have a tendency to write what is on my mind and so I am left with self publishing. So, with the encouragement from my wife and others, I am beginning this blog in order to put my "ramblings" "out there"! I hope you enjoy!


Please note that while my intentions are to use good grammar, because of the way in which some of the material presented here is presented (orally) the grammar and syntax might not always be the best English. Also note that good theology is not always presented in the best English so there may be times when the proper grammar rules are purposely broken.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Stewardship is . . . Freedom from Worry.

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:28-24).

Jesus’ words are meant for us today. Children are not the only people who have struggles with peer pressure. Adults suffer from peer pressure just as much. The “Joneses” have a new “this,” we need a new “this.” The “Joneses” have a new “that,” we need a new “that.”

We live in a very competitive, consumeristic society. Everyone wants the biggest, smallest, best, fastest, slowest, tallest, shortest, strongest, softest, hardest, and so on. Unfortunately, we worry so much about the things of this world that we forget that this world is not all there is, even though we live as though it is.

Would we just “die,” if we did not get that new car, bigger house, new “this,” or new “that?” What would happen if we spent less time worrying about the things of this world and more time concentrating on the things of the world to come?

About those who worry, Jesus says, “O you of little faith?” He says “the pagans run after all these things,” things of the world. He also tells us that our “heavenly Father knows” what we need. And He reminds us to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Then we will have no need to worry!
43 of 52 © Rev. Ronald A. Bogs

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