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MATTHEW - Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand!
A Bible Study Course on the Gospel of Christ according to Matthew
PART 2 - Christ teaches and Ministers in Galilee (Matthew 5:1 - 18:35)
A - The Sermon on the Mount: About the Constitution of the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5:1 - 7:27) -- The First Collection of the Words of Jesus
3. The Victory Over Our Evil Intents (Matthew 6:19 - 7:6)

b) Trusting the Providence of Your Heavenly Father (Matthew 6:25-34)

MATTHEW 6:25-34
25 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? 26 See the birds of the sky, that they don’t sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you of much more value than they? 27 Which of you, by being anxious, can add one moment to his lifespan? 28 Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They don’t toil, neither do they spin, 29 yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, won’t he much more clothe you, you of little faith? 31 Therefore don’t be anxious, saying, ‘What will we eat?’, ‘What will we drink?’ or, ‘With what will we be clothed?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first God’s Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore don’t be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day’s own evil is sufficient.
(Luke 12:22-31; Romans 14:17; Philippians 4:6; 1 Peter 5:7)

This is one of the most wonderful sermons of Christ! Keep it in your heart! How great is this speech of Jesus on our trust in the care of the heavenly Father. He, who hears and believes these words, will experience eternal peace, which dwells in his heart. As a baby who trusts the care of his earthly father, so Jesus wants to bring us up in our faith to trust fully in God our Father and His eternal love for us.

He that is filled with the love of God, freed from the temptation of collecting money for himself, and continuously sacrificing with wisdom, will be tempted by Satan in different ways. Satan will whisper to him, “Your money is not enough for you! Who will look after you if you fall ill? Your clothes are worn out, and the prices are high. The economic development is moving from one crisis to another. Secure yourself, study, make every effort, save your money in order to live a pleasant way of life.”

But the Spirit of God overcomes your excessive concern with your worries and guides you to the fatherly care of God who looks for you entirely. This does not mean that you shall sit idle without working, waiting for God to open the windows of heaven. Yet, the love of Christ frees you to strive and work in the spirit of tranquility, without fear or covetousness. Your fellowship with Christ releases you from your worries and then encourages you to trust the love of your heavenly Father, the Omnipotent Creator.

Watch the birds as they pick up what they do not plant and easily fly wherever they find food. Furthermore your heavenly Father allows you to turn to Him, for He alone will care for you and look after you. He thinks about you and can give you a suitable job and helps you to remain meek and faithful.

Your heavenly Father granted you a wonderful body, full of life, which is still a mystery not explored by scientists as yet. Have you watched the growing of flowers and fruit trees, which tell you about the greatness of the Creator? Look at the plants under the microscope and learn from them. Smell a rose and learn that all the beauty and the system of the universe is but a reflection of the glory of the mighty Creator who leads the stars in their ways and knows the number of the atoms turning around their core. He also knows you, guides you and loves you, for He is your spiritual Father. Everything in the world is created; yet, you are born of His uncreated Spirit. He has sacrificed His unique Christ for you. Is it possible that He may forget you? It is impossible for your heavenly Father not to think of you every moment of your life. Your worries and sorrows are considered little faith, and your grumbling complaint is denial of His goodness. God’s love is wider and deeper than the sea. His mercy is like heaven. He says to you, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine” (Isaiah 43:1).

Meditate on the words of God and study His salvation. Penetrate into the teaching of Christ and serve the kingdom of God in your activities. Take off every unbelief, worry, bitterness and complaint, and trust your heavenly Father who cares for you faithfully. Christ raises you from your worry, and the Holy Spirit empowers you that you may not be shaken at the hour of testing. Unbelievers seek material things, but you are called by God. Turn away your face from the earthly matters and hold fast to His guiding hand and abide with Him in the eternal life. Your body will definitely die one day, but this is not the end, for your spiritual life is concealed with Christ in God. Do not allow fear and worries, whether great or small, to overcome your faith, stand firm in the providence of your Father, for He is ready to give you what is necessary and sufficient for you to live and to serve Him and to honor Him with your continuing trust.

Concern yourself with God and His principles and your life will be adjusted automatically, for the presence of God sanctifies it. Study the succession of petitions in the Lord’s Prayer and you can learn the meaning and the purpose of the divine kingdom in your life and the interest of your Father in you. Hallow His name, consider His kingdom and spread the gospel in speech, in prayer, in service and in sacrifice. Do not worry about yourself in the first place, but glorify the righteousness of the heavenly King and testify the rights and power of His kingdom that many lost ones may enter into the vast expanses of salvation. Then the King looks after your concerns, bears the responsibility for you and blesses every section of your life.

PRAYER: O Father, we thank You for Your Fatherly kindness, Your constant care for us and for forgiveness of our sins. We thank You for Your help in hardship and for giving us what is sufficient in life and eternity. Please keep us from complaint and from little faith. Strengthen us with great confidence in your love and free us from excessive worrying about ourselves so that we really seek Your kingdom and the spread of Your righteousness first and last.


  1. How does Christ prevent us from sinking into and yielding to worries?


Dear reader,
having read our comments on the Gospel of Christ according to Matthew in this booklet, you are now able to answer the following questions. If you answer 90% of the questions stated below, we will send you the next parts of this series for your edification. Please do not forget to include writing your full name and address clearly on the answer sheet.

  1. How can we keep the holy Law of God?
  2. Who is a killer according to the Law of Christ?
  3. How are we freed from the temptations that lead us to uncleanness and adultery?
  4. Who is an adulterer according to the Law of Christ?
  5. How can we become true in speech, actions and behavior?
  6. How did Christ deliver us from the law of revenge and punishment?
  7. Who are the self-released?
  8. How can we be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect?
  9. What is the radical difference between the Law of Moses and the Law of Christ?
  10. How should an offering be made before God the Father?
  11. What kind of prayer will be answered by our Father in heaven?
  12. How can we hallow the name of the Father?
  13. What do you think when you pray, “Your kingdom come?”
  14. What is the will of your Father in heaven?
  15. What does the petition for “the daily bread” include?
  16. What are the mysteries in the petition for forgiveness?
  17. How are we made free from the evil one in our lives?
  18. How do you glorify God your Father?
  19. What is imperative for our continuance in fellowship with our Father in heaven?
  20. What does fasting mean in the New Testament?
  21. Why can we not serve both God and mammon simultaneously?
  22. How does Christ prevent us from sinking into and yielding to worries?

We encourage you to complete with us the examination of Christ and his Gospel that you may receive an everlasting treasure. We are awaiting your answers and praying for you. Our address is:

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