Second, do not worry because God values you more than the birds. “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they” (Matt. 6:26)? This is a common Jewish thought. God provides food for the birds and the fish (Pss. Sol. 5:9-10). Jesus uses an agricultural illustration in v. 26. He uses three verbs—“sow,” “reap,” and “gather.” People sow seeds, reap the harvest, and gather it in barns. To the Jews, it speaks of financial security (Lk. 12:16-21).
It is like working in your job today. You sow by giving time and effort in your job. You reap the harvest by being paid your salary or promoted. You gather in barns by keeping your money in the bank, or investing it in real estate or a small business.
You care about these things to achieve financial security. But the birds do not care about it. They are careless, but the Father feeds them. Now if the Father feeds the birds, he will also feed the followers of Christ. If you, a follower of Christ, are more valuable to God than the birds, then God will surely provide for your needs. Therefore, do not worry about your needs. Keep following Jesus.