“Divine Favour / Human Fretting”

Matthew 6:25-34 THANKSGIVING  October 8, 2006  Play AUDIO (mp3)  Play VIDEO (wmv)

Seeing What Satisfies

 ○     nature’s splendour can stop us in our tracks
 ○      glory of flowers surpasses Solomon’s (6:28f)
 ○     best part of heaven: marvel at Jesus’ glory (2Thess 1:9f)

Seeking What’s Second-Best

 ○     Christians commanded to be thankful (Col 3:17; 1Thess 5:18; Eph 5:18,20)
 ○     refusal to acknowledge God’s glory sets on path of destruction (Rom 1:20f)
 ○     Sermon on Mount - heart issues: treasure Mammon or Maker (5:3ff; 6:19ff)
 ○     not seeking material concerns pagans run after

Worry Versus Worship

 ○     worrying involves distraction, eg Martha re meal (Lk 10:41)
 ○     worrying irreverent, irrelevant, irresponsible
 ○     troubling consequences of material-driven lifestyle (JL Bond)

The Father’s Lavish Care: Awed by God

 ○     God will clothe “much more”, knows our need, gives “all these things” (30ff)
 ○     worry symptom of misunderstanding of control
 ○     camping memories delightful but totally free of charge