Reading in Luke 12:13-34, a man in the crowd misunderstood why Jesus was doing what He was doing. The man was asking Jesus to be a judge or arbiter over his inheritance rather than teacher of how one should live. Jesus continued to teach in the Parable of the Rich Fool that it is wise to store up eternal spiritual treasure rather than earthly temporary earthly treasure for ourselves.
Jesus then continues teaching about life. If we work, study, and pray to grow rich towards God, there is no worry. He asked the disciples to consider the ravens who do not store up their food in barns yet have plenty to eat. Then He points out that we are much more valuable to God than birds.
Jesus points out that we can’t add a single hour to our life by worrying (v. 25). He said, “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these” (v. 27).
So the lesson is for us not to worry about what we will eat, drink or wear but to have faith and the Lord will provide. Worry is worthless but discovering the treasures of heaven is priceless. Believe that you have a purpose and achieve that which God has in store for you. He sees each of us as an extremely valuable part of His team. We may not receive earthly treasures but there are many benefits that go along with being a child of God; including inheriting eternal life.
This day with You God, we pray for healing both mentally and physically; that our thoughts are on how You will provide and not constant worry about how we must provide for our own needs. Lord, You created the universe, are all powerful, and provide the most amazing inheritance for each of us; much more than anyone has ever received on earth. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!