2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ,
and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in
In this verse Paul is saying that "God always leads us in triumph
Who is in control? God.
So do we need to worry about anything? No. God is there. He is in charge.
He will lead us in triumph in Christ through whatever comes ourt way...
except it's no "whatever." He controls what comes our way.
Always. He will always lead us... and it will always be in triumph.
What was the worst thing that happened to Israel? Probably the Babylonian
captivity. They were defeated militarily three times, and in the end
just about the entire Jewish population was deported. It was the end
of the Jewish nation. Can we say that this was God leading them in triumph?
Yes, of course. It was part of God's plan, and He even told them about
it many times. Was God glorified in the Babylonia captivity? Yes, in
many ways. Takew a moment and think about yourself. In what ways was
God glorified by the Babylonia captivity?
Okay, okay, I can't hold back. I have to mention my favorite. God is
glorified by Daniel. What an example Daniel is for us. A Godly man serving
the captors of the Jewish nation. He even chose death instead to varying
his prayers to God... and God was glorified... and God saved Daniel.
So there is one example. I'll leave it to you to come up with 11 more,
so you'll have a total of at least 12.
For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life,
as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as
to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more
Look at the birds of the sky: They dont sow or reap or gather
into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Arent you worth
more than they?
And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of
the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,
Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned
like one of these!
If thats how God clothes the grass of the field, which is
here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, wont He do much
more for youyou of little faith?
Do not worry then, saying, What will we eat? or What
will we drink? or What will we wear for clothing?
For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly
Father knows that you need all these things.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all
these things will be provided for you.
Therefore dont worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will
take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.