We can often be scared or nervous to give a defence of our faith. In Matthew 10:16-23, Jesus tells us that when we face confrontation and persecution, we should not worry, but we should trust in the Spirit.
In the parable of the sower in Matthew 13, we read about the seed that is sown among thorns. Worry and the deceitfulness of wealth are these thorns, which work to choke out the Word of God and cause us to stumble in faith. This author challenges us not to worry, but instead to bear fruit for God’s kingdom.