Pagans vs. the Righteous

“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”Matthew 6:31-33

To further reiterate my last post, God promises to care for those who seek His face. We see this over and over in the Bible – a prophet wanders in the desert and God feeds him, a man is beaten by robbers and is cared for by the most unlikely of people – a Samaritan. And the greatest example of all – God sees our sin and our failures and the apparent hopelessness of our situation, and He sends His Son to die for us, just so we might be rescued.

Notice the reference in today's passage to the pagans – who run after all worldly possessions as if they can save themselves. The difference between the pagans and the people of God is that we have a higher power to lean upon in times of trouble. The pagans have only themselves – and their “stuff”.


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