6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7.
Whenever we approach the Bible on any subject, regardless of how easy or difficult the passage, we need to know where we stand on the authority of Scripture. Theologian Wayne Grudem writes, “The authority of Scripture means that all the words in Scripture are God’s words in such a way that to disbelieve or disobey any word of Scripture is to disbelieve or disobey God”.
Hence, our starting point in this series is as follows. This verse opens with an imperative, a command. Do not be anxious about anything. In some other parts of Scripture, the command is this: do not worry. These come not as pretty suggestions, but as commands with authority that are to be obeyed. If God tells us not to worry, it means that he knows that it is possible to not worry, because he would never give us a command that he knew we could not obey.
So let us take this command seriously. When we worry, we disobey the God of the Bible. Let us obey the Biblical imperative to not worry. Over the coming days, we shall unpack this verse, with the help of others, to get other tips, nuggets and principles we can hold onto to help us to obey this command to not worry. For now, don’t worry!
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