DCLM Daily Manna 11 February 2024 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — The Liability Of Worry

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TOPIC: The Liability Of Worry (DCLM Daily Manna 11 February 2024)

KEY VERSE: “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).

TEXT: Matthew 6:25-33 (KJV)

25 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 life more than meat and the body more than clothing?

26 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?

27 Which of you can add one cubit to his stature by taking thought?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore, take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye need all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.

DCLM Daily Manna For Today MESSAGE:

John Masson relayed the amusing story of a woman crying profusely on a street corner. A man walked up to her and enquired why she was weeping. She shook her head and responded, “I was just thinking I might marry someday. We would later have a beautiful baby girl. Then, one day, this child and I would go for a walk along this street, and my darling daughter would run into the street, get hit by a car, and die.” This woman’s thoughts and behavior are ridiculous. Like her, many of us let our minds slide into needless fear and worry.

Also Read: Open Heaven 11 February 2024 – Copy And Paste

Our text contains one of the most vital lessons that our Lord taught His followers. He warned against tormenting anxiety and needless worries about food, raiment (clothing), and the future (uncertainties). This is because life itself (given freely to us by God) is more valuable than our livelihood. He cares for inferior creatures: He feeds the birds and clothes the lilies. Can we not depend on Him to do more for us? We cannot alter our stature by the slightest degree through worrying.

Christ’s teaching here does not negate being concerned about the necessities of life or necessary planning for the future. It is against fretting about the things of this life and distrusting God’s providence. It is that so many health complications afflict people today are traceable to needless worries. Many people worry not only about these fundamental issues but also about what other people think or say about them.

Christ gave a perfect prescription: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness…” If you sincerely do, He says: “All these things shall be added unto you.”

To stop the inner warring, stop the needless worrying.

Joshua 1-4

Pastor W. F. Kumuyi, who wrote Deeper Life Daily Manna For Today 2024, is the founder and general superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.