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"Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself..."

- Matthew 6:34

We know of those who have acquired much land and built underground shelters in an attempt to feel secure, even in the event of a nuclear attack. Some store food and water while others do not feel secure unless they have enough money, gold or land to be self-sufficient. Isn’t it interesting that as Jesus prepared His disciples to follow Him, He made no preparation for their physical security or protection. He did not train them for the event of war, natural disaster or economic collapse. He did not even want them to worry about such things. He prepared them for spiritual war, sacrificial lives and suffering for the sake of the gospel. While we should not live carelessly or tempt the Lord, it is not fear of calamity that causes one to be wise, but “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” And with that wisdom “you will walk in your way securely, and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” Be encouraged!

Scripture References: Matthew 6:34; Proverbs 9:10; Proverbs 3:23-24