Hereís a little quiz for you. Whatís the definition of a heathen? Did you know Jesus gives us one in Matt. 6:32? Jesus says we are not to worry where our food will come from, or our drink, or our clothes because these are the things the heathens concern themselves with. Are you a heathen by Jesusí definition? In other words, Jesus is saying your unbelief in His ability to provide makes you an unbelieving heathen. Technically the definition of a heathen is someone who worships a foreign God. Have you put your faith in your work instead of God? Then you might be a heathen. Have you put your faith in how much your spouse loves you? Then you might be a heathen.
Have you put your faith in what your family and friends think about you? Then you might, my friend, be a heathen. Believing in and having faith for anything else more than God makes you an unbeliever who worships a foreign god. Jesus says, why worry about what youíll wear, look how the wild flowers grow and they donít make clothes for themselves but they are more beautiful than the wardrobe of King Solomon in all his wealth. In Luke 24:49 Jesus says we are to depend upon His Fatherís promise to be appareled in something much more important than fine materials, that is to be clothed with power from on high. Wouldnít you like to be clothed in Godís power via the Holy Spirit?
This is the kind of power that helps anyone with anything at any time like the disciples did? Romans 8:32 says if God gave up His own Son to die on a cross for your sins so you can live eternally with Him in heaven, giving up His all, will He not also give you everything else? Matt. 6:33 finishes Jesusí thoughts about the difference between the heathen and those who call themselves Christians by saying instead of being worried, be concerned about the Kingdom of God above everything else and with what He requires of you, and He will provide you with all these other things.