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Luke 12:26-28

 

And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?

“Look at the lilies and how they grow.

They don’t work or make their clothing,

Yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.

And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow,

He will certainly care for you.

Why do you have so little faith?

 

In part four of our ten-part devotion series entitled, "Whither or Grow...Our Choice!" we turn to Luke for a perspective we should all have about our lives.  Worry can often impede our growth in Christ.  Our Scripture points this out in dramatic form.  We often make Christian growth a much more complicated process than it really is or should be.  Let's review for a moment so we can fully understand our Scripture.  Jesus told us to fellowship in the temple daily.  God instructed us how to pray and how to remember through His Son Jesus Christ.  The Triune God gives us everything we need to know about love.  Knowing all of this, is it any wonder that God cares for each flower that is here today and gone tomorrow?  The final statement in our Scripture lesson today is riveting.  Why do we have so little faith?  Recently God has convicted my heart to explore this question.  We have so little faith because we simply don't do what God tells us to do.  Remember when we used to ask our parents "why?"  They would eventually get frustrated with this repetitive question and say, "Because I told you so!"  Luke is telling us the same thing on behalf of God.  The truth is God IS in control.  We are not!  We need to turn our lives over to Him completely.  In this way, God is exactly like the NFL.  We must always have both feet in bounds or the reception simply doesn't count!  Jesus is not looking for us to be partially faithful.  While this may all seem very harsh, it really is for our best interest, and look at the fabulous results.  The Bible says that when Christians FULLY obey the Scripture and God's Word, they are in one accord, working for the Kingdom.  It is like a car after a full tune up, where all the parts are working together.  Please don't miss this point.  Rejoice in how God takes care of every little thing, even the smallest flower.  We often miss a large portion of the blessings God bestows on us because we fail to be present to accept them.  If we are to have peace and exhibit our true faith, we must be obedient to ALL of God's Word.  For those of us that have not always had "both feet in bounds," let's take the final step of obedience in Christ.  "Try It...You'll Love It!"