Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Lord does not let the Righteous go Hungry

Prov. 10:3 says "The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry." I wonder if we believe this? My suspicion is that we risk little for the sake of the Kingdom because we live as if our survival depends mainly on us. After telling a crowd to store treasures in Heaven rather than on earth, Jesus immediately told the same crowd not to worry about their necessities. He knew their tendencies and He knows our. They (and we) would be more worried about survival than obedience. Of course Jesus informs them that all of their worrying will not add a single hour to their life. I have no doubts about the future. The One who is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow is the same One who holds the future securely in His control. He is also the One who has made promises to provide food, clothing, and everything else we need (including Resurrected bodies). We just need to seek Him above seeking survival. I'm not saying that we should never "save" or "store for the winter," but my guess is that we do more "storing" than "trusting." Scripture informs us: "The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry." So do you really believe Him or not? Our lives will demonstrate the level of our trust.