by Stan Coffey

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Victory Over Worry (2 of 6)
Stan Coffey
Matthew 6:31-34

What Jesus is saying is that when you go in to the future and you bring the problems of the future into the present, what you do is mortgage the present to the future, you borrow trouble from the future and worry is the interest that we pay on borrowed trouble. When the Bible says "34Take therefore no thought for the morrow..." it doesn't mean don't plan for tomorrow. I mean if you don't plan where you are going, how do you know when you get there, amen? It doesn't say that at all. But Jesus is saying that we ought not to go in to tomorrow and borrow trouble from tomorrow.

The Bible here is talking about the high cost of borrowed trouble. So He speaks in the last verse about evil for today and He says, "34Take 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." The word evil there is not a word which is talking about sin, but it is talking about difficulty. And the Bible is teaching here that the Christian life is going to be a life of difficulty.

Now, I know that there are those today that teach there is no difficulty in the Christian life, that if you are a believer in Jesus Christ that you will never have a problem. They say if you have a problem it is because you don't have faith. If you have difficulty in your life it is because you are displeasing God in some kind of way, but ladies and gentlemen the Bible never teaches us that God will deliver us from difficulty. It does teach us that God will deliver us through difficulty many, many times.

The Bible is saying here that every day is going to have its difficulty. So sufficient unto the day is the difficulty thereof. Everyday has its own difficulty and Jesus warns against the practice that is so easy for us to fall in to of going in to tomorrow and borrowing from the anticipated difficulty of tomorrow and ...

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