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“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” – Matthew 6:25

Comment:

It was our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who gave us a stern warning on why we should not worry over material needs so much as to allow it affect our faith. He went on to draw our attention to a fact which many tend to gloss over, saying: “ Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? ... Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” God asked Job in Job 38:39-41: “Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions, When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait? Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.” King David also states that “He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.” (Psalm 147:9) “Throw the whole of your anxiety upon Him, because He Himself cares for you”, exhorts St. Peter in 1 Peter 5:7 (Weymouth's New Testament). The fact is that The eyes of all wait upon God and He gives “them their meat in due season”. - Psalm 145:15.

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