Explaining Matthew 6:26

Q. Can you explain Matthew 6:26?

Matthew 6:26 - Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

A. Dear Friend, Thank you for your question concerning the meaning of Matt 6:26. In this passage (verses 19-34) Jesus gives his followers God’ perspective on wealth. Specifically in verse 26, He reminds us of the Father’s care and provision for his creation so that His people would remember to trust and not be anxious concerning our needs for the basics of life. The apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 4:6 that we should take all our cares and worries to God in prayer. You may also want to look up verses in the Bible which teach us that we should be good stewards and work to provide for ourselves and our families as well as give to others in need.( I Timothy 5:8 & Matthew 25: 14-15 ) We are to trust God to provide for our needs through our efforts ( He gives us the life and strength to work). Trust and work- both are God’s plan for our lives.