The High Cost Of Borrowed Trouble
Take your Bibles and turn to the gospel Matthew, chapter 6 and verse 34. Matthew chapter 6 and verse 34. And here's some strong medicine for tired souls. The words of Jesus, "Take there fore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." I want to speak to you today on this subject, the high cost of borrow trouble. Listen to the text one more time. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." When you go into the future and bring the problems of the future into the present all you do is mortgage the present to the future. All you are doing is borrowing trouble and worry is the interest you pay. Worry is the interest paid on borrowed trouble. And so many people today want to borrow trouble. They want to go into the future. And begin to take thought for the morrow. Now when the Bible says take no thought for the morrow the Bible doesn't say don't fail to plan for tomorrow. That's not what the word here means. When the Bible uses the phrase take no thought, it means don't worry about tomorrow. It doesn't tell you not to plan about tomorrow. As a matter of fact, our Lord said, "What man going out to build a tower doesn't sit down first and count whether he has sufficiency to build the tower and so forth." No, the Bible is not against a thought out life. The Bible is not against planning. But the Bible is definitely against worry. Now notice, the Bible speaks of evil today. Look at it. "Take thought, uh, take therefore no thought for tomorrow, for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself, sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Now the word evil there doesn't mean sin, but it means the difficulties of today. Every day has its difficulties. And God wants us to have difficulties. Now sometimes we think that God is ...
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