Rose: “Don’t be worried, Mr. Allnut.
Allnut: “Oh, I ain’t worried, miss. I gave myself up for dead back when we started.”

(from The African Queen, a film by John Huston)

The Christian has been crucified with Christ, and therefore is reckoned dead to the world, so when the world offers its problems, the Christian finds worry superfluous: he has given himself up for dead back when he started.

. . . do not be anxious about anything . . .
– Philippians 4:6

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
– Galatians 6:14

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3 thoughts on “The Preemptive Strike Against Worry”

  1. Nick says:

    Jared – I love the connection between being fearless and gospel truth. Truly with the Spirit of the Lord, there is freedom.Nick

  2. thebreadline says:

    Yes! Thanks. db

  3. Brian in Fresno says:

    A great truth that I need to rest in.Also a great movie.

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