If you are male and live in the Kansas City area, you might want to check out Rod Handley’s Character that Counts ministry. I have been attending the ministry’s TGIW (Teaching God’s Infinite Wisdom) Wednesday Morning Bible studies Lee’s Summit for a number of years and cannot imagine Wednesday mornings without them.
Greg Griffin, today’s presenter, made a salient statement about something Jesus says in the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus tells us not to worry as the Gentiles do. “Gentiles” in this context would refer to those who would not know the God of Israel. The gentiles of the day would be worshipping false gods. Read your classical history and you know that the gods of the Greco-Roman world were capricious. Their word could not be trusted. Most were vindictive. Anyone who believed in those gods had every reason to worry.
Those who worship the true God and continue to worry are in effect acting like Gentiles because they show a distrust of the God they worship. Don’t be like the Gentiles. Our God is better than that!