Thursday, July 2, 2020

Proverbs 30:8-9 NIV 2011

“Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you, and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’”

“Proverbs records a prayer about our desire for more. Agur, a sage from Solomon’s court,” wrote one commentator. This was a time of opulence, prosperity and living securely. Unfortunately God’s people began to stop seeking Him. The author wanted Israel to look beyond what they had physically and remember the Lord. Job 23:12, “I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.” Seek the Lord for what is needed. Matthew 6:11, “Give us today our daily bread.” God promises to meet the genuine needs of His people.

Have you ever thought you had just enough? In March upon arriving home from the Philippines, we were met with toilet paper absent shelves everywhere. Being one that is always prepared, I’d picked up a 30 roll pack at Costco in January. There is a fine line between being prepared and hoarding. That same line happens when I begin to go my own way and leave the Lord out of the equation. He meets my needs in a multitude of ways. I need to daily remember He promised to meet my needs and His Word is True.

How is God meeting our needs today?

God’s true to His Word,


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