27"And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
As a result of His teaching, preaching, and healing the sick throughout Israel, Jesus’ fame attracted great multitudes. After Jesus retreated to the hill country to pray in solitude, He emerged to find a large crowd waiting for Him.
He taught them in this discourse, known as the “Sermon on the Mount.” This body of teaching explains how His kingdom differs from the current world system, announces the arrival of His kingdom, and invites hearers to become a part of it today.
“be anxious” [merimnaō]: (1) to be apprehensive, have anxiety, be anxious, be (unduly) concerned; (2) to attend to, care for, be concerned about.
William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, and Walter Bauer,
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