We cringe when we hear about the heir who inherited a fortune and squandered it all, or the person who was entrusted to carry on a famous legacy, only to soil the family name in disgrace. Sometimes people can literally be surrounded by things that others only dream of, yet fail to do anything worthwhile with them. Today we see a young man who grew up in the presence of God’s covenant promises, but he chose to mock it and walk away from it all.
Anxiety and fear are relentless. These are two of the enemy’s most popular weapons that he uses against us. Unchecked fear can keep you in bed for hours past what is healthy or wise. Anxiety can keep us up at night and also show us a fiery anger in unkind speech and hurtful attitudes. Today’s message touches on how we as believers in Christ are not to worry. We are to to remember that if God takes care of the ravens of the air, as well as the lilies in the field, how much more than those are we to Him that He will take care of us.