And which of you by worrying can add an hour to his life?
Apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxious concern for all the churches.
by casting all your cares on him because he cares for you.
but worldly cares, the seductiveness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it produces nothing.
“But be on your guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day close down upon you suddenly like a trap.
The seed sown among thorns is the person who hears the word, but worldly cares and the seductiveness of wealth choke the word, so it produces nothing.
As for the seed that fell among thorns, these are the ones who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the worries and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.