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Thursday, January 7th, '19

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"Therefore take no thought, saying..." (Matthew 6:31)


Worrywarts speak worry words. What is harbored within exits without, first in words. "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34). This sounds crude but when inner anxieties rise up to the voice box they need stifled like a hiccup or a burp. Jesus said to "take no thought, saying..." Worry is a common battle but until worries are voiced the enemy has no rope with which to hang us. Job uttered, "The thing that I greatly feared is come upon me" (Job 3:25). That could have been left unsaid. Why sharpen the accuser's blade? "Take no thought" is wise advice but "take no thought, saying" is better. If Christ is the High Priest of our positive confession (Hebrews 3:1) then the Enemy is the low priest of our negative confession. So seal your lip with Poly-grip!


A pound of worry won't lift an ounce of trouble. Worry dissolves, not solves. Rather than emptying the future of its clouds, it robs the future of its sunshine. What are we not to worry about, "saying"? Jesus said, "What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?" Worry words ask, "What, what, what?" We don't need to know what, only Who. These are the things that the Gentiles worry about. By Gentiles He simply means non-covenant-people. You and I are in covenant with God. We are warriors, not worriers!


Take no thought "saying". In southern vernacular an ill person might say, "I took sick". Figure that one out. "I believe I'm going to take a cold". Good going. You said you believe, that concretes the image, then you are going to take the virus, so that discards all immunities. "I have to take care of my diabetes". Hmm, why does it need taken care of? Let it starve. And what do you mean by "my" diabetes? Did you purchase it? Were you born with it? Did you sign a receipt? No, so it is not yours; give it back! Take no thought, "saying". Jesus was whipped for diabetes, cancer, diverticulitis (did I get that one right?), stress, et al (Isaiah 53:5). Why bear what He bore? And that includes migraine. Oops, I did it again. Migraine is not My-grain. It belongs to the curse of the Law from which we have been redeemed (Galatians 3:13).


"Take" no thought, saying. If Jesus said, don't "take" it then don't take it! Monumental change often requires drawing a line in the sand. "We're not going to take it anymore". So, as just mentioned, when you feel like you're going to take ill, take fever, take pneumonia, or have to take aspirin, take sleeping pills or take a hike, make up your mind that you're not going to "take" the devil's guff anymore. Take no "thought", saying. Worry is a stronghold studded and mortared by thoughts. "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). Being deep in thought is not always a good thing. Jesus said, "If you be not able to do that which is least, why do you take thought for the rest?" (Luke 12:26). God has your life, your future, your health, your all in His strong sure hands. No need to worry. He "which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6). Notice, He didn't say He would perform it until the end, but until the day of Christ. That means a victory day is coming! Not the end, but the beginning. That is the way I choose to see it and choose to say it!


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