Wednesday, 11 December 2013

HE KNOWS YOU NEED THEM

TEXT: MATTHEW 6:31-33
“So do not worry saying, what shall we eat? Or what shall we drink? Or what shall we wear? For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly father knows you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
God loves His children and He does not want us to lack any good thing. He knows all our needs and He is always ready to provide all our needs (Philippians 4:19). Nevertheless for the provisions to be provided you need to seek Him FIRST, you need to love him genuinely and obey all His commandments. Your heart should be taken off the pleasures of this world and delight yourself in the lord ALWAYS.
Psalm 37:4 says “Delight yourself in the lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Instead of seeking God; many have wandered away from God in search of what to eat, drink, and wear (they forgot that God has promised to supply all our needs according to His riches). It is the blessing of God that makes riches and does not add sorrow, wandering around looking for how to make ends meet may yield little or no result, you may not have anything to show for your hard labour if you decline to seek God first. Our text says seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and ALL OTHER THINGS shall be added to you (these includes what you did not ask for). But people are seeking other things and neglecting God, and this will only end in frustration!
If we can trust God with all our hearts and let go of our will for His will, we wouldn't need to go through hardship in life. One day of God’s favour is better than many years of hard labour. He said in His word that if you FULLY obey the lord your God and carefully follow all His commands I give to you today, the lord your God will set you high above all nation (Deuteronomy 28:1).

Stop struggling, seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness and ALL OTHER THINGS shall be added to you because He knows all your needs.