by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Matthew 6:30

The Logic of a Worry-free, Carefree Life! Matthew
6:30, "Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the
field, which today is and tomorrow is cast into the
oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of
little faith!"

Jesus is talking to His very own, His disciples. All
the way through He speaks of faith. He is saying that
if we worry we have no faith. You can tell how much
faith you have by how much worry you have. Look at
your worries, your concerns, your cares, your unease,
and you can tell how much real faith you have in God.
People say they have faith in God. But what is faith
in God? Faith is trusting the love and care of God. If
you do not believe in the total love and care of God,
then your faith isn't what it ought to be. Neither is
mine. This is what faith IS---confidence in the total
love and care of God FOR ME. If I believe that, I'll
have the victory.

Let's look now at the logic of a worry-free life, the
life free of anxiety, free of corroding care, of
unease, as care-free as that of a little child. Verse
30: "Wherefore, IF GOD - - -" All through this passage
we have the Heavenly Father, and here He is called
God. But mainly God here is called the Heavenly Father
because God is talking here about His relationship to
His people, those who have put their trust in His Son,
have been BORN of Him by the Spirit of God and are IN
THE FAMILY. God is Father to that group. If God is
Father, then we have a Heavenly Father Who is
Almighty, and He loves me with total love and care, so
why should I worry about anything? Why shouldn't I be
free from anxiety?

The Father

You will find the word Father here many times. I was
impressed with this afresh as I was going over this
passage, Matthew 6. I think I counted ten times in
this one chapter where the word Father is mentioned.

"Our Father, which is in heaven." This is in
contr ...

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