Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body…
I. The EVIL which we are directed to avoid.
II. The powerful CONSIDERATIONS BY WHICH THE SAVIOUR ENFORCES THE PRECEPT.
1. The power of God as displayed in our creation and preservation.
2. The care of Divine providence.
3. The futility of excessive anxiety.
4. The beauty of nature.
III. THERE REFLECTIONS.
1. The connection of Divine agency with the existence of all things.
2. This subject reminds us of Him through whom we have access to the Father.
3. Let us learn lessons of spiritual wisdom from everything around us.
(J. E. Good.)Appears to use a variety of arguments against over-anxiety.
I. He that gave the lesser gift will surely give the greater.
II. God cares for the lower creation.
III. Over-anxiety is useless.
IV. To be over-anxious is to arraign the Divine foresight.
V. To be over-anxious is to sink from the level of the Christian disciple to that of the heathen.
(Gordon Calthrop, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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?
WEB: Therefore, I tell you, don't be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food, and the body more than clothing?