As I stated in the previous post, there were several ideas in my head after reading this Scripture:
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken from her.”
~Luke 10:41-42 (NIV)
So, here is the second installment on this Scripture.
Do you know the exact definition of worry? Here it is according to Mirriam Webster’s Dictionary:
Worry = “to feel or express concern or anxiety; mental distress or agitation resulting from concern usually for something impending or anticipated.”
Worry. Something we all do so very well. I know that I worry all the time about one thing or another. I don’t think I go a day without worrying about something. And it’s wrong! I know it’s wrong to worry. There are many Scriptures that tell me I shouldn’t worry.
Matthew 6:24-26 (New Living Translation)
24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?
A lot of times we worry about money, especially in this economy. It’s hard not to right? But God tells us that we shouldn’t worry about those thing. If God feeds the birds, how much more valuable are we to Him? He will feed us.
And this one I really love…
Matthew 6:27 (New Living Translation)
27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
Isn’t that so true? What amount of time can worry add? It can only take away. And then there’s this one:
Matthew 6:30-32 (New Living Translation)
30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.
Wow! It’s over and over…DO NOT WORRY!!! And look, he says the exact same thing in Luke as he did in Matthew…
Luke 12:25-27 (New Living Translation)
25 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 26 And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?
27 “Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.
Then there is Phillipians:
Philippians 4:6 (New Living Translation)
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
I think I will just let those Scriptures speak for themselves today……