When we get on an airplane to fly across the country, we have to put our trust in the pilot and the airplane in which we are flying. We may not understand how spinning fans can lift a machine weighing several hundred thousand pounds off the ground. We likely have no clue what kind of training the pilot had or how many years he has been flying. We have not looked over the maintenance record of the aircraft. And we have not given the pilot a full medical exam. Typically we just buckle our seat belt and try to enjoy the ride. An airplane ride is not a significant part of our life – it is just a form of transportation.
In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus made the point that obsessing over the daily necessities of life and the accumulation of wealth is a distraction from what is really important.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” Matthew 6:25 (NIV)
On the airplane ride, there isn’t any amount of worrying that will cause the craft to fly better or give the pilot additional wisdom. Worrying in the passenger’s seat of an airplane is useless.
“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:27 (NIV)
The airline company you are flying with, keeps a maintenance record that assures your airplane is mechanically fit and they also have a training routine that keeps your pilot fit. Even if these things have been neglected, there’s nothing you can do about it. It is a much better use of your time to focus on the reason you are making the trip.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 (NIV)
Jesus taught that we are to trust God. The kingdom of heaven is our ultimate destination and we are to focus on that goal. When we worry about our personal wealth we substitute that for focusing on serving God by serving others. Jesus taught that we are to dedicate our lives to serving God and allow Him to fly the airplane.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
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We have an awesome Savior pointing the way.
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
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Jesus is with you right now!
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9
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The Acts 2 church should be our model…
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47 ... See MoreSee Less
Abraham Seed waz the church in Acts 2?
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