Eight Arguments Against Anxiety

Pastor John Piper outlines eight arguments Jesus makes against anxiety in Matthew 6:25-34:

  1. Life is more than food and the body more than clothing. (v25)
  2. God feeds the birds and you are more valuable than they. (v26)
  3. It’s pointless. It adds not one hour to your life. (v27)
  4. If God clothes ephemeral grass, he will clothe eterenal you. (v28-30)
  5. Unbelievers are anxious about stuff. And you are not an unbeliever. (v32a)
  6. Your Father knows that you need all these things you’re anxious about. (v32b)
  7. When you seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness, what you need is added to you. (v33)
  8. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Tomorrow’s trouble stays there. (v34)

(via an eight part series on Piper’s Twitter stream)