“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Jesus tells us right off that He is giving a summation to this section, beginning with the word “therefore”. As always, “therefore” is used to indicate that the writer or speaker is drawing a conclusion from what has just been written or spoken; in this case it is the discussion of treasures.
Jesus’ words here are very simple and to the point: worrying is pointless.
“Yes, well that’s all well and good but…”
If you are thinking along those lines, please check the verses once again, and let me know where you found “but” in what Jesus said; I can’t find it.