Carefulness—found fifteen times in fifteen verses
Variations: careful, carefully, carefulness; Note: A study of the word care would also be helpful in this area.
First usage: Deuteronomy 15:5 (carefully)
Last usage: Hebrews 12:17 (carefully)
Defined: the state of being full of care or caution
Interesting fact: Care or carefulness is not a sin. If it were a sin, God would be a sinner (Deuteronomy 11:12; 1 Peter 5:7). The context of the word’s usage determines the nature of carefulness, whether it is righteous or unrighteous (2 Corinthians 7:11; Philippians 4:6).
Bible study tip: Martha was “careful and troubled about many things” (Luke 10:41). For this reason, the Saviour addressed her as, “Martha, Martha.” There are other instances in scripture when someone’s name is repeated in a single passage. In such cases, there is specific purpose for the repetitious use. It would be helpful to study the context of these occurrences in order to determine the reason for the heightened sense of concern.
Sunday, Day 15—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 16—Be Careful for Nothing
Tuesday, Day 17—Cast Your Care upon Him
Wednesday, Day 18—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 19—Worry Is Vain
Friday, Day 20—The Goal of the Adversary
Saturday, Day 21—Fretting Because of Others
Day 15: Church Day
Luke 10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: