As Jesus heads toward Jerusalem, He is preparing the disciples for the mission they will carry on after His ascension. He knows them. He knows they will worry. And He knows that worry is debilitating and sinful. So, He will teach them—by His Word, and by His example. Jesus will show His disciples—that’s us, too!—what it means to “seek first the kingdom” (Lk 12.31). And, in living out His kingdom purpose by living, dying, and rising for all, He will show that He is the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham (Gen 15.1-6), the proper object of faith for all (Heb 11.1-16), the forgiving coverer of worry, the hope and Life of all the living.