Setting An Example

 

After seeing this photo posted on Facebook, Matthew 6-28 keeps popping into my head:

“Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?  Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature?  And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:  And yet I say to you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Why, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.  But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.  Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof.”

3 comments:

  1. Michael Jones, Thursday, March 21st, 2013, 3:36 pm

    Ron,
    You cited one of my many favorite Scriptures . With all due respect, I’ll take the Word of God over all of the pomp and nonsense any day.

    The deep authority of the Word of God is transforming; it is liberating and given freely.

    Thanks for the post!

     
  2. Patrick, Friday, March 22nd, 2013, 8:27 am

    Like Obama’s entourage only smaller!

     
  3. Patrick, Friday, March 29th, 2013, 4:45 pm

    Mr. Olsen, you may wish to update your observation. This is a story from the Associated Press. Maybe the currest resident of the White House should take note.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_VATICAN_POPE_TRADITIONALISTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-03-29-16-43-17

     

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