Because of Memorial Day weekend there was no Sunday school today and one of our associate pastors spoke. It was a great sermon on Matthew 6.
He started in verse 24 with:
No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
He related the sermon to the economic times and then went on to preach on the rest of the chapter which tells us not to worry.
My favorite point he made was about verses 28 and 29 which read:
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lillies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all of his splendor was dressed like one of these.
Solomon was not a ruler that ever saw war, his name means peace, which is where shalom comes from. David fought all of the battles, accumulated much wealth, and Solomon was the one who built the Lord's temple with that wealth. After Solomon finished the Lord's elaborate temple, he spent 13 years building his own elaborate palace.
He was the richest and wisest man in the world and yet the Lord says that Solomon in all of his glory does not compare to the beauty of the lilies of the field which do nothing to work for or earn their beauty.
So in conclusion, how much more does the Lord love, protect, and guide us? Who do we think we are worrying about such trivial and insignificant things that do not have eternal value? It makes no sense!
My prayer for the week is that I will keep the Lord and His will in the foreground of life and other things that I am tempted to worry about in the background. If I live focused on the Lord, I am confident that everything else will not seem as significant :)