First the Question: The Child of God is NOT of this World. True or False?
Take a moment to respond at the LLM Question of the Day
And now the answer to the LLM Question of 5-8-2012
Question: According to the Bible, worrying is as forbidden as theft. True or False?
Answer: TRUE! Worrying is as definitely forbidden as theft according to the first half of Philippians 4:6, and the whole of scripture. Hebrews 12:4 says to strive against it! Now, out of the 742 responses we received to this question, a whopping 92%% of you got it right! Therefore, NOW, let us take a look at,
Be anxious for nothing...Philippians 4:6
"Be anxious for nothing, but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God." Philippians 4:6. We have spoken about this before. Worrying is as definitely forbidden as theft according to the first half of our verse and the whole of scripture. Hebrews 12:4 says to strive against it. But how are we to "strive against" it?
First, by watching its beginning, and as soon as we are conscious of the harassment of our mind, as soon as we detect the unbelieving thought, lift up our heart to God and ask Him for deliverance from it. The best antidote for anxiety is regular meditation upon God’s WORD, which speaks of His goodness and power. When the Child of God can confidently realize "The Lord is My Shepherd," he must draw the conclusion, "I shall not want!"
The second half of our verse is, "but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known unto God." Now, let’s turn to Matthew 6:25 and then Matthew 6:33. Here we read, "Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
And then we mustn't forget, "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:19-21
Remember, nothing is too big and nothing is too little to spread before and cast upon the LORD.
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)