“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. – Matthew 6:25-33.
Jesus tells His followers not to worry about their physical lives regarding food, drink, clothing, etc. He tells them that their heavenly Father feeds and takes care of all His creation even though they are very fleetingly fragile.
Humans are the crowning glory of His creative activity. Surely He knows our physical needs. Jesus tells us that our primary concern should be spiritual and we are to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness…”
Our Father will take care of our secondary, physical needs like food, drink, clothing, shelter, etc. Jesus promises that our heavenly Father will sustain us during our journey on life’s highway. God will surely meet all our needs since we “are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:31.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.