Don’t Worry–Tomorrow Will Worry for Itself

imagesEighth, and last reason, do not worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry for itself. Jesus said, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matt. 6:34).

I opened a website called “Phobia Fear Release.”[1] I discovered that people have hundreds of fears. I selected the following fears.

Peladophobia – Fear of bald people

Chaetophobia – Fear of hair

Caligynephobia – Fear of beautiful women (unbelievable!)

Gynephobia – Fear of women (for some guys)

Androphobia – Fear of men (for some girls)

Achluophobia – Fear of darkness

Phengophobia – Fear of daylight or sunshine

Thaasophobia – Fear of seating

Stasiphobia – Fear of standing or walking

Phobophobia – Fear of phobias

How about fear of wife? Asawaphobia. Fear of tithes and offerings? Tithophobia. I’d like to one more fear—Ugmaphobia—fear of tomorrow.

Are you afraid of what might happen tomorrow? Jesus said tomorrow has its own troubles. So let tomorrow worry for itself. In other words, live only for today.

The word, “sufficient” (Gk. arketos), means, “enough.” (Gingrich) It is written at the beginning of the Greek sentence. “Enough” for the day is its own trouble. Today’s troubles are enough. So don’t worry about tomorrow.

CONCLUSION

Jesus commands us not to worry. Anxiety is a hindrance to discipleship. Worry is an obstacle to commitment to God. Therefore, do not be anxious about your daily needs.

Jesus is not saying that you should no longer work for a living. Rather, Jesus is saying that you should not worry for your needs. If God takes care of the flowers, then God shall take care of you. But you must prioritize the kingdom. Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness. Obey God’s will first in your life. Then all these things shall be added unto you.

[1] Will Oestreich, “Names Of Phobias,” Phobia Fear Release. Cited May 9, 2015. Online: http://www.phobia-fear-release.com/names-of-phobias.html

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