31 So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. Mat 6:31-32
There are 2 things I would like to draw out of these verses – we will do one today and the other tomorrow. The command here is to not worry about food, drink or clothes. The reason? “The pagans run after all these things”. The world is obsessed with worrying about how to get all we can, can all we get and forget the rest. Jesus’s argument is that worrying is not the job of a child of God.
For most people, the priority in life is how to get money. This normally grows into how to get more money so that I can live happily ever after. We then obsess about these things and they become our major focus in life. In the verses that come before this, Jesus has been arguing that Our Father looks after the birds of the air and the lilies of the field and because we are far more valuable than they are, of course he will look after us as well. To worry is to not know the Father. But we know the heart of our Father in heaven, but let’s leave that for tomorrow.
For now, say sorry to God for times that you have behaved like one who does not know him and you have fretted over things you should have been trusting Him for. As you pray, I trust the Holy Spirit will continue helping you to know the Father and to trust Him.