God's Abundance: Care (#921)

God’s Abundance: Care (#921)
Good morning!  We’ll contine today with our series today on God’s abundance.  We’ve talked about so many areas where God provides not just a little bit, but a lot, and today we’ll talk about God’s care.  The word care is used in, and obviously, we’re used to that where somebody cares about you, they take care of you, they’re concerned and they do stuff for you.  God does a lot of that for us.  And it is also used another way in the King James Bible in the sense of worrying and being mentally distracted.  What we would call today being stressed out, freaked out, or generally discombobulated.  And the scriptures spend a a lot of time telling us not to worry about stuff.  And the reason we don’t have to worry is because God cares about us.  I mean imagine if you all worried about something that you had to accomplish, but then you realized, wait a minute, there is this other person on my team that is so good and going to take care of everything and I don’t have to worry about it anymore.  I can just sort of let it go, because somebody else has it covered.  We’ll we have that in spades because we have God taking care of us and because God so cares for us that there is really nothing for us to be worried about.  And that’s what we’ll look at today and its in abundance, that is the main thing, because the whole series is on abundance.  Some of these topics we’ve covered before, but we’re gong to cover them from the point of view that God not only takes care of us a little bit, but a lot.  And He has much care for us; so let’s go to Matthew 13….

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20170611.  All right reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Mat. 13:1-9; 18-23    The care (merimna – anxiety, worry, care) of this world can choke God’s Word
Mat. 6:25-34              Take no thought (merimnao – to be apprehensive, have anxiety, be anxious, be (unduly) concerned ) for tomorrow
Luke 10:38-42            Thou art careful (merimnao) and troubled (agitated). One thing is needful
Phil. 4:4-9                    Be anxious for nothing (moderation – gentleness, patience)
Don’t worry over anything whatever; tell God every detail of your needs in earnest and thankful prayer, and the peace of God, which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus – JB Phillips
Philippians 4:6-7   6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  7 If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. – NLT
I Peter 5:6-9                Casting all your mental distraction (merimna) on him, for is is aware (melo) of your needs
Psalm 1                        Meditate on God’s Word
Prov 3:5-6                    He shall direct your paths
Phil. 3:13-16                Reaching forth unto those things which are before
God’s Abundance: Care (#921)

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