Footnote 1

This interpretation overlooks the Father's provision for the unjust (Matthew 5:45; Luke 6:35-36; Acts 14:17). A more solid exposition distinguishes how to overcome anxiety—believe the Father will feed and clothe you (Luke 12:22-24, 27-30)—from why to overcome anxiety—it serves no purpose (vv. 25-26) and distracts you from seeking the treasure of the kingdom (vv. 31-34). The unconditional promise that your compassionate Father will satisfy your needs frees you to seek with abandon what is truly valuable (vv. 30-31; 10:38-42).

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Footnote 2

Nonetheless, the Triune God sincerely offers salvation to those who will ultimately refuse it (Luke 13:33-34; Acts 7:51).

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