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Faith In God's Love and Control...IS The Only Real Peace in Life!

Matthew 6:24-34 New International Version

24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 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. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Friday - October 15

What do you spend your time doing? What we spend our time on can help us diagnose what our hearts desire and value. Much of our adult lives is spent trying to gain more money, even if we don’t realize it. We often believe that there is never enough. Instead of denying ourselves something that we want because we might not have “enough” to buy it, we get another job. We make ourselves busier in order to have more purchasing power. In other words, we serve what Jesus called “mammon” which, simply put, means wealth. Yet, surprisingly (or maybe not), more wealth never seems to actually give us more peace! Only faith that God really does love you and is in complete control will give you the true peace you actually need.

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