Something is wrong when people live in a perpetual state of “I want to get away from here.” In this kind of thinking, people are unhappy and disgruntled with where they live and/or work.
The end of the book of Malachi is focused on the future and God’s plan being realized. However, it is not something we should worry about or fear. For the people of God, the future is a source of hope and comfort.
In the fifth message in the series on anxiety, Jesus tells us to look at our Heavenly Father’s provision for the birds of the air and the lilies of the field. If He can take care of their needs, will He not take care of the needs of His children? Of course He will! Our task is to make sure that we “seek His kingdom and His righteousness.”
Many people live divided lives. They are constantly trying to please several people at a time. They spend endless time and effort seeking many goals in life. At the end of the day, they neither please anybody nor do they accomplish much. Consequently, they end up getting stressed out and anxiety ridden.
What does heavenly treasure have to do with anxiety?When we look at the parallel passage in Luke and other materials from the time of Jesus, we see that storing up treasures in heaven was the same as showing charity to the poor and the needy.
We often hear the statement – “we are living in an age of anxiety.” Although that’s true, human beings since the beginning of time have been struggling with anxiety in one form or another. For Jesus to bring up the subject of worry and anxiety is proof that even the ancients struggled with the same issues that we face. Unlike other messages and books that advise us to break free from anxiety, this series will help us to use it for the glory of God. Spread the word and invite people to come. This will be a powerful series!