Live Each Day With The Lord (Matthew 6:24-34)

Terrel Kesterson, January 1, 2018
Part of the series, preached at a Special event service

Dear fellow believers in Christ, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever, Jesus tells us, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” God expects us to be responsible for ourselves, and work to provide for our needs. God gives us our abilities, and our health, and our opportunities. God blesses our work, giving us everything we have. He wants us to enjoy what He gives us. We read in the book of Ecclesiastes, “It is good and fitting to eat, to drink and enjoy oneself in all one’s labor in which he toils under the sun during the few years of his life which God has given him; for this is his reward” (5:18, NASB). At the same time, the Lord warns us to watch over our heart, and not let our heart’s devotion get divided between Him and things of this world. If we do that, our heart’s devotion can end up being turned away from God altogether. Our God, who tells us, “I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jer. 31:3), wants our heart’s devotion, and deserves our heart’s devotion. He tells us in His Word, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might” (Dt. 6:5).


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Matthew 6:24-34

24No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 25Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious 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 the food, and the body than the raiment? 26Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value then they? 27And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life? 28And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30But if God doth 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? 31Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (ASV)

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