Today

Today

A sin, it might well be, to worry about tomorrow

The same holds true regarding fretting over yesterday

Tomorrow will worry about itself

Although try not to it may

Yesterdays anxiety has already been spent

But today my bank is full and a new day before me

So I will be glad and rejoice in it

And control the one thing in which I hold the key.

By: Phil D. Jones, Jr.

In Matthew 6:34, Jesus tells us, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (ESV).  Before I talk about this verse, we must talk about the “Therefore.”  Like my good friend and favorite preacher Jerry Vineyard likes to say, “We must ask ourselves what the therefore is there for?”

The previous two verses say, “For the Gentiles seek after these things (what shall we eat? what shall we drink? what shall we wear?), and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,and all these things will be added to you.”  We are often concerned first about just living; What will I eat?  What will I drink?What will I wear?  These issues are highlighted even more during this crazy time we are living in dealing with COVID-19.  But Jesus reverses the order: Seek the kingdom of God first; make sure you are rightly related to me, and I will take care of the rest.

When it comes down to it, there is so much out of our control in many circumstances in our life.  I think we all probably have a little “control freak” in us, so this is not easy.  There is one thing we have control over: our actions at this present time.  We do not hold the future, we cannot fret over yesterday, but our bank is full today.  Live in the present right now.  For today, take care in your relationship with the Lord first.  

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