Bible Verse of the Day – Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Jesus said to his disciples:Matthew 6:24-34
25“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 clothing?
26Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?
33But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.
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Today’s Bible Verse of the Day Reflections
Jesus continues to teach us about the need to dedicate our attention to things that will make us inherit the Kingdom of God. He is teaching us about God’s providence to all His creation. When our Heavenly Father creates and breaths life to every creation, He knows how He will provide for it.
If we preoccupy ourselves with things that turn our attention away from God, then our lives will be a total waste.
Christ tells us that we should not trouble ourselves with amassing earthly wealth because the wealth that is beyond our consumption is harmful. It is harmful if it starts to draw us away from God.
Jesus tells us that the only thing that God needs from us is to Know Him, love Him and Glorify Him. When we do this, Gods providence will be manifested to us in measures beyond our comprehension.
We are encouraged by the example of God providing for the birds of the air and the grass in the fields. They never lack because God provides for them abundantly. So just imagine how abundant God’s providence can be to us human beings, who are more important than birds and vegetation!
All that is being asked of us is to seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things we need will be given unto us.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, make us not to worry about what we are to eat, drink and wear. Always remind us that all these things we need will be given unto us if we seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Amen.
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