The Commandment Everyone Has Broken

Do not worry about your life.
             —Matthew 6:25

“You shall not commit adultery.”
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.”
“You shall not murder.”
“You shall not steal.”

You may score an A+ on that test, having never landed on the wrong side of any of those commandments.

But have you aced this one: “Don’t worry about anything” (Phil 4:6)?

You don’t worry about “everything”—but “anything”?

Look at the rest of Paul’s statement: “Don’t worry about anything, instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace.”

Jesus asked, “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?”

Put your worries to this test: Will they change anything? If so, worry. If not, take a pass.

Have your worries ever fixed anything?

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