TEXT: Matthew 6:25-34
Everyone is a worrier in one way or another. Worry and anxiety reveal that we are dependent upon something or someone other than God to provide our greatest need. More than that, worry distracts us from the purposes of God for our lives, keeping us from the joy of a life surrendered to him. In this passage Jesus calls us to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, entrusting all other things into his hands.
HEAD: Questions aimed at our minds to help us understand God’s word.
Jesus gives a command to not be anxious in verse 25. He then spends the rest of the passage giving specific reasons why we shouldn’t worry. What are the reasons he gives?
Read the previous passage (v.19-24). How does this passage connect to v.25-34?
HEART: Questions aimed at our affections to help us love God.
Worry reveals something about our hearts: When you worry and grow anxious, where is your ultimate trust? (see verse 21 in the previous passage)
In verse 33 Jesus gives the remedy to anxiety. What does it mean to seek first the kingdom of God? How is this a cure for anxiety and worry?
HANDS: Questions aimed at our hands to help us live for God (Personally, Communally, and Missionally).
Jesus tells us to “look” and to “consider” the reality of his sovereign provision. What some practical ways you can frequently do this in your own life?
How would your life look different tomorrow if you decided, in the power of the gospel, to seek first the kingdom of God? How would this month look different? This year?