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God Cares: Friday, September 19, 2014

I Peter 5:7

"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."

Christ caring for us not only means that we are on his mind and that he is concern and compassionate about us, but that he takes the care that we cast upon him and meets the need.

God is all knowing therefore, he knew what we would need and when we would need it. He knew every care that we would ever have and he made provision for them through Jesus Christ who is well able to handle our cares. Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:25 "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?" What we will eat, drink and put on are cares, and Jesus tells us to take no thought or don't think about it. Why? Because our Father in his omniscience has already thought about it and provided for it. All we have to do is cast it upon him and rest in him to provide.

When Jesus went to Martha and Mary's house, Martha was so careful about providing for Jesus she couldn't see that he wanted to provide for her. Jesus said to her, "Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things" (Luke 10:41). A heart that is careful and troubled is a thorny heart or an unrestful heart and an unrestful heart is an unbelieving heart. Martha could probably hear what Jesus was saying from the other room but the words sown was being choked amongst the thorns (Matt. 13:22-23). Jesus continues and tells Martha, "But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her" (Luke 10:42). I used to think that the one needful thing that Jesus was talking about was the word. While that is true it can't be the one needful thing in this text because the word sown on thorny ground is unfruitful. So the one needful thing that Jesus wanted us to have is a restful heart. When we cast all our cares upon him we maintain a restful heart and a restful heart is good ground for the word to produce an abundant harvest in our lives.


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