They Will Be Satisfied
One of the memories many of us Americans have this time of year is that of seeing someone we know sit back with a very “satisfied demeanor” about them after enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. A recollection some of us have is watching our dad, spouse, uncle or friend sit back and loosen their pants belt with a contented look that makes a person smile.
Psalm 37:19 states, “They will be satisfied in days of hunger”. Jesus directs us to ask God for our daily bread because we have a need to ask Him. It does us good to ask, for asking increases our awareness of our dependency upon God and builds a defense against ingratitude.
I find it greatly encouraging that the God of creation, who is infinitely holy and who holds the universe in His hand, cares that my physical needs are met. This implies that God regards our bodies as important. He designed them and is interested in the way they function.
Most of the promises in the Bible have to do with spiritual truth, but never to the exclusion of the physical. How much spiritual use would we be to our heavenly Father if He didn’t meet our basic physical needs? This is why I do not fear the future. In whatever way people might mismanage the resources which God has placed in the earth, I have confidence in the truth of the verse before us today: “They will be satisfied in days of hunger.”
Allow me to close this out with a passage from Matthew as we meditate on this theme: “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread….” “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:9-11,33
– Pastor Larry
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