Ever watch a mouse on a habitrail wheel? So much frantic energy…and yet the mouse goes nowhere. Worry about material things and finances is like that. A lot of expended energy which results in going nowhere. God has better things in mind for us, he wants us off that “worry wheel”.
This Sunday we’ll be continuing a theme about value and values as we continue our study in Luke 12. We’ll be looking at verses 22-34.
If we were to break this section down, we’d say that Jesus gives us a threefold illustration to grasp how God provides for us, a sort of lesser/greater argument, which can be found by observing nature. What are some of the ways in which you see God’s hand of provision revealed in the natural order of the world we live in?
V25-25 also give a very practical reason why worry is unproductive. What has worrying ever done for you?
Instead of obsessing with what we have or don’t have, what should we be concentrating our priorities on, according to Jesus? What does it mean to you, to “seek God’s kingdom”?
Treasure is a way of describing something of great, intrinsic value. Things that are sharing in the broken, deteriorating properties of this fallen world are compared with things that never end. What are the things that never end and how do we value them?
Stuff to ponder. See you Sunday.