“Walk As Children of Light”
On this day that the world, and sadly much of the “professing church”, celebrates darkness, remember that as a True Believer you are the Light of the world.
We are the vessels of the Light of all Creation - the Most High God Himself.
Therefore do not become partners with them;
for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),
and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.
We are light in the Lord.
We are to walk as children of light.
We once walked in darkness, but now we are in light.
Therefore, do not go back to darkness and become partners with those of darkness/world.
- Fruit of good
- Fruit of right
- Fruit of truth
Walk in what is pleasing to the Lord.
Ask, “is this pleasing to the Lord?”
“Is this darkness?”
“How can I live as/in Light?”
“The Lord Is My Light”
Jesus is our Hope!
Jesus is our Light!
A Psalm of David.
The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread?
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,
My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
Though a host encamp against me,
My heart will not fear;
Though war arise against me,
In spite of this I shall be confident.
Is the Lord your light?
Is the Lord your salvation?
Is the Lord your defense?
Who do you fear?
Who do you dread?
I will not fear!
I shall be confident in the Lord…my Light. My Salvation.
We as True Believers are…
- Vessels of Hope for the world
- Imagers of the Hope for all creation
Creation moans and groans…hopes…for the revealing of the sons of God…
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly,
but because of Him who subjected it, in hope
that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
Note the context.
The suffering of this present time!
Suffering has nothing worthy to be compared with the glory to come.
Even creation itself is eagerly awaiting the revelation of the sons of God.
Why is creation waiting?
Creation was subjected to futility…against its will.
Due to the rebellion of man.
But now - hope!
Creation will be set free from its slavery.
Creation will be released into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
Glory, that positional we have now.
Glory, in which we will live for all eternity in the days to come.
“The Hope of Righteousness”
Jesus is our Hope!
For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything,
but faith working through love.
Through the Spirit…
…are awaiting the Hope of Righteousness.
It is not our “religious affiliation”…circumcision nor uncircumcision.
It is by faith!
Faith working through love.
By faith, waiting for the hope of righteousness!
The Word speaks of several “mysteries”…things true, yet unseen until they are revealed.
Here is a biggie…
that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations,
but has now been manifested to His saints,
to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Hidden from the past ages and generations.
Not manifested to the saints of the Lord.
Rich in glory.
Among the Gentiles…not just the Jews…big part of the mystery.
Christ in you.
The hope of glory.
Think on that.
If you are a true believer, this will increase/enhance your hope.
If you are a not a believer, this is your only hope.
Call upon the Lord.
“Steadfastness of Hope In Our Lord Jesus Christ”
Our hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Several verses in the Word show this truth.
The beginning of Paul’s letter to the body knowns as “Thessalonians” is very revealing…
1 Th 1:1-5
Paul and Silvanus and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace.
We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers;
constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,
knowing, brethren beloved by God, His choice of you;
for our gospel did not come to you in word only,
but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction;
just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.
Note the three things for which Paul was giving thanks…their…
1 - work of faith
2 - labor of love
3 - steadfastness of hope
Do we live this way?
“Fix Your Hope…”
Jesus is our Hope!
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:13
prepare your minds for action,
keep sober in spirit,
fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
We are born to a Living Hope.
Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Never forget the resurrection.
It is the difference.
The difference between the “world” and true believers?
True Believers believe the gospel of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus!
The difference is not that we “love”.
The difference is that we believe unto faith and salvation.
Therefore, we must…
- Be prepared…our minds ready for action
- Keep sober…serious…in the spirit…not frivolous
- Fix our hope complete on the grace brought to us by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Fix your hope on the Lord.
Live in His Hope!
“The Blessed Hope…”
Jesus is our hope.
Not the bad.
Not the good.
Not the things that we “place our hope in”.
Nothing but Jesus.
Too often we place “our hope” in the good things/the blessings that the Lord gives…
- Correct theology
- etc. etc.
Continue to read what the Word says about the Hope of the Lord…
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly,
righteously and godly in the present age,
looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior,
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed,
and to purify for Himself a people
Such truth here.
Give close heed.
Christ Jesus is our great God and Savior
His coming again is our blessed hope!
The appearing of His glory is our blessed hope!
Jesus, the Grace of God, appeared, bringing salvation.
He empowers us to…
- Deny ungodliness
- Deny worldly desires
- Live sensibly
- Live righteously
- Live godly
- …in this present age
Jesus - our Hope for the this Age…
Jesus - our Hope at His appearing…
“Jesus Is Hope”
In what/who do you hope?
The Word is clear.
Jesus is our hope.
Anything else will fail.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior,
and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope,
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father,
who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,
comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.
The Lord has loved us.
The Lord has given us eternal comfort.
The Lord has given us good hope…by grace.
The Lord will comfort.
The Lord will strengthen our hearts…in every good work and word.
Anything else is deception.
The Lord granted Job a double-portion of what he had lost.
The Lord provided a double-portion of all the livestock.
The Lord provided a double-portion of children.
Job had lost ten children.
He now had ten more.
He had a double-portion.
One portion awaiting in eternity.
Another with him on earth.
Job had seven more sons and three more daughters.
Read about the daughters…
He had seven sons and three daughters.
He named the first Jemimah, and the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch.
In all the land no women were found so fair as Job’s daughters;
and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.
After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his grandsons, four generations.
And Job died, an old man and full of days.
Job’s daughters were beautiful beyond all.
Job gave his daughters an equal portion of inheritance with their brothers - a rare thing.
Job lived a long, fruitful life.
To the fourth generation.
He died old.
He died full of days.
He died fulfilled.
“The Lord Restored His Fortunes…”
We have reached the end of the account of Job.
Give close attention.
Note what Job does.
Note what God does.
Watch the numbers.
And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends.
And the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Then came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before
and ate bread with him in his house.
And they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him.
And each of them gave him a piece of money and a ring of gold.
And the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.
He had also seven sons and three daughters.
Job prayed for his friends as God instructed.
His friends were forgiven.
Job’s fortunes were restored…by double.
Remember what he began with?
He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys,
and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east.
The Lord doubled his stuff.
But, what of this?
There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.
Why not a doubling of children?
Ah…this is one of the most precious and poignant of all Scripture.
Job had been through much.
Job had been “caught between” a battle in the heavenlies.
Much of what occurred to Job we would call “unfair”.
He had lost stuff.
He had lost his children.
He still had a nagging wife.
Why no doubling of children?
I think it is because his children were doubled.
Half had already been taken to eternity.
The other half were given as restoration.
Job had 14 sons.
Job had 6 daughters.
Some were simply awaiting to be reunited in eternity.
I suspect this was a source of comfort to Job and his wife.
“The Lord Said to Eliphaz…”
We have come to the end of the questions the Lord had for Job.
What was the purpose?
Primary is that the Lord wanted Job to know Who He was and who Job is.
The wonder of the Lord.
The glory of the Lord.
The all-encompassing power of the Lord.
Job had been right in what he had said to his three friends that visited.
Read what the Lord says to the friends.
After the LORD had spoken these words to Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite:
“My anger burns against you and against your two friends,
for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.
Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves.
And my servant Job shall pray for you,
for I will accept his prayer not to deal with you according to your folly.
For you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.”
So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did what the LORD had told them, and the LORD accepted Job’s prayer.
The Lord spoke to Job.
Now the Lord spoke to Eliphaz.
The Lord’s anger burned against the three.
They had not spoken what was right of the Lord.
Job, the Lord’s servant, had spoken rightly.
The Lord offered them forgiveness.
They were to bring a burnt offering…not to Job, but to the Lord.
They were to do so with Job.
Job was to pray for them.
The Lord heard.
The Lord accepted Job’s prayer on behalf of his friends.
Do we pray for one another?
Or, do we prey on one another?
Do we do what the Lord tells us to do?
Or, do we do what we want to do?
Do we walk in humility before the Lord as did Job and his friends?
“I Despise Myself…”
Job had heard the questions of the Lord.
The Lord had asked pointed inquiries.
The Lord used elements of creation to question Job.
How does Job respond?
He returns to the original question…
He returns to his original demand…
Then Job answered the LORD and said:
“I know that you can do all things,
and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
‘Hear, and I will speak;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.’
I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear,
but now my eye sees you;
therefore I despise myself,
and repent in dust and ashes.”
“Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?”
Job acknowledges the error of is ways.
Job knows that God can do all things.
Job knows that no purpose of God’s can be thwarted.
Job knows that he spoke of things that he can not understand.
Job knows that his demanding from God was wrong.
Job despises himself because of what he had done.
Job repents…in dust and ashes…serious.
Job had heard of the Lord.
Now he sees…
May we see and learn…
Read more of the description the Lord gives to Job about Leviathan…
In his neck abides strength,
and terror dances before him.
The folds of his flesh stick together,
firmly cast on him and immovable.
His heart is hard as a stone,
hard as the lower millstone.
When he raises himself up the mighty are afraid;
at the crashing they are beside themselves.
Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail,
nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.
He counts iron as straw,
and bronze as rotten wood.
The arrow cannot make him flee;
for him sling stones are turned to stubble.
Clubs are counted as stubble;
he laughs at the rattle of javelins.
His underparts are like sharp potsherds;
he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire.
He makes the deep boil like a pot;
he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
Behind him he leaves a shining wake;
one would think the deep to be white-haired.
On earth there is not his like,
a creature without fear.
He sees everything that is high;
he is king over all the sons of pride.”
Leviathan: King over all the sons of pride. Hummm….?
“Leviathan: Fire Expelling…”
The Lord continues to question Job - by making reference and presenting questions about Leviathan…an amazing creature.
Again, we do not know what animal this was/is.
All attempts of identification fall short.
Move beyond that.
Pass close attention to the wonder and glory of the creature created by God…
“I will not keep silence concerning his limbs,
or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame.
Who can strip off his outer garment?
Who would come near him with a bridle?
Who can open the doors of his face?
Around his teeth is terror.
His back is made of rows of shields,
shut up closely as with a seal.
One is so near to another
that no air can come between them.
They are joined one to another;
they clasp each other and cannot be separated.
His sneezings flash forth light,
and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn.
Out of his mouth go flaming torches;
sparks of fire leap forth.
Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke,
as from a boiling pot and burning rushes.
His breath kindles coals,
and a flame comes forth from his mouth.
- Strong frame
- Outer garment/shield…rows, sealed closely
- Teeth of terror
- Sneezed forth light? Yep!
- Eyes like the eyelids of the dawn…red/orange
- Fire from his mouth? Yep!
- Smoke from his nostrils? Yep!
- Breath can kindle coals? Yep!
A “fire-breathing dragon?”
Job was familiar with the animal.
It was/is real.
We know of animals today that can project burning gases - bombardier beetle, etc.
The Lord is using this description to describe His wonder and glory. He created Leviathan.
He controls Leviathan.
He know all about Leviathan.
Job did not.
We do not.
Rejoice in the Lord of creation.
The Lord continues questioning Job, this time with a different animal as reference.
Note the detail.
“Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook
or press down his tongue with a cord?
Can you put a rope in his nose
or pierce his jaw with a hook?
Will he make many pleas to you?
Will he speak to you soft words?
Will he make a covenant with you
to take him for your servant forever?
Will you play with him as with a bird,
or will you put him on a leash for your girls?
Will traders bargain over him?
Will they divide him up among the merchants?
Can you fill his skin with harpoons
or his head with fishing spears?
Lay your hands on him;
remember the battle—you will not do it again!
Behold, the hope of a man is false;
he is laid low even at the sight of him.
No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up.
Who then is he who can stand before me?
Who has first given to me, that I should repay him?
Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
We do not know what this animal was…is?
As before, there is much conjecture, but all attempts to explain ultimately fail.
The point of the questioning is not the animal.
The point is that only the Lord can create such an animal.
Only the Lord can control such an animal.
Such an animal is not submissive to anyone/anything other than the Lord.
Man can not hook…
Man can not rope…
Man can not understand its language…
Man can not have covenant relationship…
Man will be laid low.
So, the Lord concludes, if man can not stand against an animal, then why does man attempt to stand against the Lord?
Whatever is under the whole heaven is the Lord’s!
“Your Own Right Hand…”
The Lord had challenged Job to gird up his loins like a man…to get ready for action.
The Lord then challenges Job again.
Let me tell you upfront.
He tells Job to do what the Lord does.
If Job is to question God, then Job can deal with things himself.
If Job can do all this, then the Lord will acknowledge that Job can save himself.
And Job will know this.
“Adorn yourself with majesty and dignity;
clothe yourself with glory and splendor.
Pour out the overflowings of your anger,
and look on everyone who is proud and abase him.
Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low
and tread down the wicked where they stand.
Hide them all in the dust together;
bind their faces in the world below.
Then will I also acknowledge to you
that your own right hand can save you.
The Lord can be forthright, bold, “snarky”?, etc. …all without sin.
He is making a strong point.
If Job is questioning the Lord, then Job can take care of the matter himself.
Pour out anger.
Look upon and bring low.
Tread down the wicked.
Of course, he can not.
Of course, Job had already said he would place his hand over his mouth.
He continued to do so.
All while listening to the Lord reveal layer after layer of pointed information.
“Dress For Action…”
Job places his hand over his mouth.
He would not speak as God questioned.
God’s questions move beyond comparing Himself with Job.
God cuts to the problem.
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
“Dress for action like a man;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.
Will you even put me in the wrong?
Will you condemn me that you may be in the right?
Have you an arm like God,
and can you thunder with a voice like his?
The Lord tells Job to “dress for action”…literally “gird your loins.”
He then demands that Job answer questions.
Will Job really “put me in the wrong?”…blame God for wrong.
Will Job really condemn God so that he would appear to be in the right?
Job had done this.
He had blamed God.
He had condemned God so that he would appear right.
We do this all the time.
Such should not be.
We do not have “an arm like God”, an anthropomorphic picture of the strength and power of the Lord.
We do not thunder with a voice like His.
Rather than condemning, we should be humbly rejoicing that He is Lord.
“I Lay My Hand On My Mouth”
The Lord asked a question…
And the LORD said to Job:
“Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty?
He who argues with God, let him answer it.”
Then Job answered the LORD and said:
“Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you?
I lay my hand on my mouth.
I have spoken once, and I will not answer;
twice, but I will proceed no further.”
Job understood what the Lord was saying through all the questions.
Job acknowledged that He was “of small account”.
Job said “what shall I answer you?”
What could he say?
The Lord was correct.
Job was wrong in questioning the Lord and His motives.
So, what did Job do?
He agreed that he has spoken a couple of times.
Now he says he is placing his hand over his mouth.
He is remaining silent.
May we do likewise.
We press on with the questions the Lord had for Job.
The Lord asks one more…
And the LORD said to Job:
“Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty?
He who argues with God, let him answer it.”
The Lord was cutting to the issues.
Job was the “faultfinder”.
The one who was finding fault and blame with the Lord…the Almighty.
God gave Job another name…”He who argues with God.”
We do not want to be called either:
He who argues with God.
God demanded an answer from Job.
Job does answer.
We will see that tomorrow.
Are we faultfinders?
Are we arguers?
Do we contend with the Lord?
Are we content in the Lord?
The Lord’s questions to Job continue…
“Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars
and spreads his wings toward the south?
Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up
and makes his nest on high?
On the rock he dwells and makes his home,
on the rocky crag and stronghold.
From there he spies out the prey;
his eyes behold it from far away.
His young ones suck up blood,
and where the slain are, there is he.”
The hawk soars!
By the understanding of man?
The eagle mount up?
By the command of the Lord?
Only by the hand of God.
Note the detail about the eagle…
- Mounts up
- Nests on high
- Rock dweller
- Spies out prey from afar
but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
Wait on the Lord.
The Lord continues to question Job, using creatures of creation to bring forth truths.
This passage is interesting…perhaps strange?
Your study Bible will likely mention that the Hebrew of a couple of these verses (13, 19) is uncertain, unknown, unclear.
We simply are not sure what is meant.
I do think we can discern the greater purpose of the question…
“The wings of the ostrich wave proudly,
but are they the pinions and plumage of love?
For she leaves her eggs to the earth
and lets them be warmed on the ground,
forgetting that a foot may crush them
and that the wild beast may trample them.
She deals cruelly with her young, as if they were not hers;
though her labor be in vain, yet she has no fear,
because God has made her forget wisdom
and given her no share in understanding.
When she rouses herself to flee,
she laughs at the horse and his rider.
The question reveals some things.
The ostrich waves its plumage about proudly, but the ostrich is clueless to the reality and dangers of life.
The ostrich is not motivated by love.
It is all show.
The ostrich leaves its eggs “to the earth”.
They leave their progeny to the warmth and protection of the earth.
They have no consideration of accident (foot crushing) or danger (wild beasts).
The ostrich deals cruelly with its young.
No consideration from a personal responsibility.
God has made her to forget wisdom.
She does not have such wisdom.
The ostrich has not understanding.
And yet, the ostrich exists.
It flees when approached by horse and rider.
It outruns them.
If God creates and watches over such, how much more will He watch over us?
Wonder what Job was think’n…?
For us, be not as the ostrich.
We have wisdom.
We have understanding.
Live in it.
Do as the Lord leads.
“The Wild Ox”
The Lord asks another series questions of Job.
Questions with a wild ox as the basis.
“Is the wild ox willing to serve you?
Will he spend the night at your manger?
Can you bind him in the furrow with ropes,
or will he harrow the valleys after you?
Will you depend on him because his strength is great,
and will you leave to him your labor?
Do you have faith in him that he will return your grain
and gather it to your threshing floor?
The unprovided response to the rhetorical questions is clear.
The Lord can/does all this.
Man does not.
The wild ox serves the Lord.
The Lord can bind him.
The Lord does not need the ox.
Man can do none of this.
In what does man have faith?
The strength of the ox…what he/man can do?
Or, in the Lord?
The Lord continues to question Job.
Questions based upon things seen in nature.
“Who has let the wild donkey go free?
Who has loosed the bonds of the swift donkey,
to whom I have given the arid plain for his home
and the salt land for his dwelling place?
He scorns the tumult of the city;
he hears not the shouts of the driver.
He ranges the mountains as his pasture,
and he searches after every green thing.
Who set the wild donkey free?
Who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey?
Who gave them their home place?
The Lord gave/directs the donkey.
Away from the city.
To the mountains.
To every green thing.
How much more will the Lord provide/direct us?
“Do You Know…?”
We are learning/gleaning much from the questions that the Lord asked of Job.
The Lord now presents a series of questions based on His created animals.
The questions show that the Lord is intimately aware with all that occurs with the animals.
“Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth?
Do you observe the calving of the deer?
“Can you count the months they fulfill,
Or do you know the time they give birth?
“They kneel down, they bring forth their young,
They get rid of their labor pains.
“Their offspring become strong, they grow up in the open field;
They leave and do not return to them.
The Lord knows.
The Lord observes.
The Lord keeps track.
If the Lord knows this about the goats and deer, how much more so does He watch over us?
Jesus tells us…
“Therefore I tell you,
do not be anxious about your life,
what you will eat or what you will drink,
nor about your body, what you will put on.
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds of the air:
they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not of more value than they?
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
And why are you anxious about clothing?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,
yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field,
which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you,
O you of little faith?
Therefore do not be anxious, saying,
‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
For the Gentiles seek after all these things,
and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Do not be anxious.
The Lord provides.
The Lord knows.
He watches over His.
“Count. Hunt. Prepare.”
Read the next three questions the Lord ask of Job.
Note how they relate to “the natural”…
“Who can count the clouds by wisdom,
Or tip the water jars of the heavens,
When the dust hardens into a mass
And the clods stick together?
“Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
When they crouch in their dens
And lie in wait in their lair?
“Who prepares for the raven its nourishment
When its young cry to God
And wander about without food?
The Lord knows the number of the clouds by His wisdom.
Man does not.
The Lord can “tip the water jars of the heavens” to bring forth rain.
Man can not.
(We in the Deep South of the uSA need some tipping&hellip
The Lord provides food for the animals…even the creatures of prey.
The Lord guides their hunt.
The Lord satisfies their appetites and needs.
The Lord meets the needs of even the birds.
Did you see how the hunger cry of the young raven was a cry to God?
The Lord cares for them.
In His Might and Power He provides.
How much more will He do so for us?
“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you.
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.