Dr. Ron Dunn
Matthew 6:33; 2 Corinthians 9:8
Last Sunday morning we began talking about God's plan for His people to be financially free. There are two verses of Scripture that I want to read again just as a platform for what we're going to say this morning.
The first one is a culmination of all that Jesus has been talking about in this particular chapter about our attitude toward material possessions. And there are several attitudes that God wants us to have.
Number one, He doesn't want us to worry about them...when He says, "Take no thought..." He doesn't mean to not make any plans or to not take any thought to what we're going to eat or drink, but the word there means don't be anxious...don't worry about it...because after all, these things are what the Gentiles seek after and for you and for me to be uptight and nervous and anxious and worried about material necessities of life is to live a life of a pagan. And it's also to serve mammon and not serve God.
The second basic attitude is that He wants us to know that all things come from our heavenly Father. And if the heavenly Father clothes the lilies of the field and if He'll feed the birds of the air then much more and we need to underline that in our Bibles and more so in our hearts much more will our heavenly Father take care of us. And then the climax comes in that thirty-third verse of Matthew 6...
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you."
The word "added" is instructive. It means that things will be just a natural consequence of my seeking first the kingdom of God. They will be added to us.
Then the other verse is 2 Corinthians 9:8:
"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you that ye always having all sufficiency in all things may abound to every good work."
Now, I just want to recap one minute of what we said last Sunday morning. Remember I gave to you a d ...
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