Bible Society of South Africa

Strength For Today – Day 6

- True Happiness
- Do Not Worry
- Ask, Seek, Knock

Bible text(s)

True Happiness

3“Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor;

the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!

4Happy are those who mourn;

God will comfort them!

5Happy are those who are humble;

they will receive what God has promised!

6Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires;

God will satisfy them fully!

7Happy are those who are merciful to others;

God will be merciful to them!

8Happy are the pure in heart;

they will see God!

9Happy are those who work for peace;

God will call them his children!

10Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires;

the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!

Matthew 5:3-10GNBOpen in Bible reader

25“This is why I tell you not to be worried about the food and drink you need in order to stay alive, or about clothes for your body. After all, isn't life worth more than food? And isn't the body worth more than clothes? 26Look at the birds: they do not sow seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns; yet your Father in heaven takes care of them! Aren't you worth much more than birds? 27Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it?

28“And why worry about clothes? Look how the wild flowers grow: they do not work or make clothes for themselves. 29But I tell you that not even King Solomon with all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these flowers. 30It is God who clothes the wild grass — grass that is here today and gone tomorrow, burnt up in the oven. Won't he be all the more sure to clothe you? How little faith you have!

31“So do not start worrying: ‘Where will my food come from? or my drink? or my clothes?’ 32(These are the things the pagans are always concerned about.) Your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things. 33Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things. 34So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.

Matthew 6:25-34GNBOpen in Bible reader

Ask, Seek, Knock

7“Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock.

Matthew 7:7-8GNBOpen in Bible reader
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