Alert Against Avarice — Luke 12 — Look at Lilies — Francis Chan Crazy Love Ministry

Luke 12:22-34

Jesus said to his disciples,

I therefore tell you, do not worry about your life about what you are to eat; nor about your body about what you are to wear. For your life is something more than food, and your body than clothing. Look at the ravens. See how they do not sow or reap; they have no storehouse or barn; but God feeds them.

“How much more valuable are you than the birds?

“Which of you, by worrying about it, can add a few days to his span of life?

“If, then, you cannot do the littlest thing why worry about the other things?

Look at the lilies. See how they grow. They do not work; they do not spin; but, I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these.

“If God so clothe the grass in the field, which is there to-day and which to-morrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?

Do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink; do not be tossed about in a storm of anxiety. The peoples of the world seek for all these things. Your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom and all these things will be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, because it is your Father’s will to give you the kingdom.

Precious Promise Pertaining to Life — Sufficiency in Christ: YOU HAVE ALL YOU NEED — Francis Chan Crazy Love Ministry

2 Corinthians 9 New Living Translation (NLT)

But I am sending these brothers to be sure you really are ready, as I have been telling them, and that your money is all collected. I don’t want to be wrong in my boasting about you. We would be embarrassed—not to mention your own embarrassment—if some Macedonian believers came with me and found that you weren’t ready after all I had told them! So I thought I should send these brothers ahead of me to make sure the gift you promised is ready. But I want it to be a willing gift, not one given grudgingly.

Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”[c] 

And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 

2nd Corinthians 9:8

As the Scriptures say,

“They share freely and give generously to the poor.
    Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”

Exodus 16:14-18, Psalm 112:9 They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered…

10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity[e] in you.

2 Corinthians 5:21 New Living Translation (NLT)

21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:21
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