Friday, October 22, 2010

God's Provision

Why is it, as Christians, that we somewhere along the way get the idea that we are worth something? That we are worth brand new clothes, fancy restaurant meals, etc. And when we can't afford those things, then we are easily swayed by debt to go out and purchase them. Because " We deserve to treat ourselves. " we say.

Why? Why do we deserve such? Truly, God himself does say He will provide for us food and clothing. Matthew 6:25-26 - Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Notice in this verse, however, we are not promised steak dinners and Express clothing. I can eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and be full. I can go shopping at the local Goodwill Thrift Store and have clothing. Nowhere in the Bible do you find that God believes we have to have the best in order to be blessed.

Jesus came down to earth for you and for me to die. He by all Biblical accounts was a "traveling preacher", passing on the good news of God's word from town to town. He did not eat the best food I am sure, or always have the best living accommodations. He did however have faith, and complete trust in His Father to provide for His needs. Not His wants, but His needs.

May we all get our needs and wants separated, and truly realize just how blessed we all are.

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