Therefore – Matthew 6

There are five (5) verses in Matthew chapter 6 that start with the word “Therefore”
There are two (2) other times when the verse starts with the phrase “If therefore”

In the case of the “If therefore”
The verse addresses directly the subject being talked about
See verses 22 and 23

However, in the case of the verses that start with “Therefore”
You have to READ what came before
To find out What or Why it is – There For?

And sometimes
You have to READ quite a lot of verses before the “Therefore”
To fully understand What is being said

I give this by way of introduction
As I want to focus on the Final “Therefore”
Of Matthew chapter 6

Verse 34 reads:
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

What came before?

Verse 33 reads:
“But seek first the kingdom
of God and His righteousness,
and all these things
will be added to you.”

Now obviously you have to read back further
To find out what “all these things” are

But I was dealing with a trying situation today
And as I spoke with a friend
Seeking assistance,
God spoke into my heart:
“Sufficient for the day”

At the time I knew it was scripture
But I had no idea where it came from
And it was actually rather funny
As my friend was explaining to me
How he had learned to be content
With whatever the day gave him

He said to me:
“I am busy today
But as it stands
I have nothing for tomorrow.
But I know that when tomorrow comes
I will have something to do.”

Which is a simple explanation of verse 34

The answer for all of us
Is to be found in verse 33
To seek FIRST the kingdom of God
And His righteousness

When we purpose to seek Him first
Everything else falls into place
“This is the day that the Lord has made
We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalm 118:24

Live for Today
The Past is Gone
The Future is unknown and yet to happen
Today has enough for any of us to cope with
“Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6:34

And start it
By seeking Him FIRST…

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