TREASURES IN THE EXTRA MILE: STOPPING WORRY, GOD’S PURPOSE IN US
Apprehension and anxiety can leave us ineffective and unproductive in our knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet 1:3-4, 8).
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 important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Do not let your possessions possess you, so that you can stop worry in your life!
The things in this life we should not treasure are things that thieves break in and steal and moths and rust eat and destroy. They are also the very things that most people worry about! Jesus gives us the solution to worry when He tells us to treasure things of heaven, and when we choose to treasure the things of heaven, the things that cause worry have no hold on our hearts (Matt 6:19–20).
God’s purpose in us is to set us apart from the world in Christ Jesus. When our hearts rise above this world, then our lives rise above it, also!
The kingdom, or reign, of Christ in our lives leaves us to be like a city on a hill or a lamp lighted in a dark house (Matt 5:14-16), a people free from worry.
When Christ reigns in our lives then we stand out for God’s purpose and are a blessing to those around us.