Luke 12 — Look at Lilies — Seek the Kingdom — See God's Grace — Francis Chan Christ's 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.

Sufficiency in Christ: Abounding in All Grace in All Things at All Times — YOU HAVE ALL YOU NEED — Francis Chan Christ's Crazy Love Ministry

Abounding in All Grace in All Things at All Times – 2nd Corinthians 9:8

Blessings: May Grace & Peace be Multiplied to You in the Knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord!
II Peter 1:1-2

2 Peter 1:1-4 New International Version (NIV)

Greetings from Peter

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Confirming One’s Calling and Election

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

1 Corinthians 3:21-23 New Living Translation NLT

Everything is Yours! You Belong to Christ. Christ Belongs to God. (Don’t Boast in men)

21 So don’t boast about following a particular human leader. For everything belongs to you— 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Peter,[a] or the world, or life and death, or the present and the future. Everything belongs to you, 23 and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.

2 Corinthians 9:8 New Living Translation NLT

Abounding in All Grace in All Things at All Times

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

2 Corinthians 1:9 New Living Translation NLT

However, as it is written:

“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”[b]
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—

1st Corinthians 2:9, Isaiah 64:4

benediction

God’s Greatness Defeats Greed!
God’s Precious Promises Overcomes Our Covetousness!
God Promises Us To Become Partakers Of His Divine Nature!


Peter’s Prayer:

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Apostle Peter, 1st Peter 1:2

Footnotes:

references & reflections

[1] II Peter 1:1-2
[2] II Peter 1:3-4
[3] I Corinthians 3:21-23
[4] I Corinthians 2:9
[5] II Corinthians 9:8

Luke 12 — Look at Lilies — Seek the Kingdom — See God's Grace Grow — Feel the Flowers — Francis Chan & Christ's 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.

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