I enjoy Pastor Jon Courson. I read his commentary and listen to him online. I am putting together a bag for my unbelieving family in the event of my death or the rapture. So far, it contains this book and a copy of Chuck Missler's "Learn the Bible in 24 hours". My commentary and Strong's Concordance rest beneath the bag. This is a verbatim copy of Pastor Jon Courson's January 5th entry from his book, "A Day's Journey". It struck me this morning as something I need to remember. May it help you as well.
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink: nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.
Does this mean we should live recklessly? No. The word "thought" implies anxious thought or worry. The word "worry" literally means "to strangle". If you're worried about what you're wearing or eating, about what you have or don't have materially, your personality will be tied in knots and strangled.
It doesn't take much strangle us. Even minor things worry us and sometimes destroy us. I read that it takes sixty trillion droplets of fog to cover seven city blocks. Sixty trillion droplets or seven city blocks worth of fog can close down airports and tie up traffic. Yet if you condensed those sixty trillion fog droplets, you would end up with only half a glass of water.
That's a perfect picture of what worry is all about. You begin with something little - only half a glass of water - but you start thinking about it and wrestling with it, wondering, "How is this going to work out? How am I going to do that?" And pretty soon, you can't see straight, and your airport is shut down. You're not hearing from the Lord, and you're not soaring with the Lord as you once did because you're all fogged in.
That is why Jesus said, "Don't take any anxious thought whatsoever." Don't let worry strangle you. Don't end up in a fog.
Pastor Jon Courson can be found here: https://www.joncourson.com/
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. – Luke 21:36