DEVOTION FOR MONDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Topic: YOU WON’T LACK ANYTHING GOOD
Text: Psalm 34:1 – 10
There are some promises in the bible that we ought not to take or interpret literally. One of those promises is the topic of our devotion for the day – You Won’t Lack Anything Good. If we are to take it the way it is written, it means that Christians won’t lack anything good at all. But that is not the promise of God. Let us look at this Psalm 34: 1 – 10 and see why David posited that Christians won’t lack anything good.
One of the things we are expected to do when we get to heaven is to praise God. Thus, it will not be out of place if we start now to praise Him all the time. This is the view of the Psalmist (Psalm 34:1) because of what the Lord has done for him. His boasting will be in the Lord (Psalm 34:2) as he is so confident about God because he sought Him and found Him (Psalm 34:4). God never said to anyone, “Seek ye me in vain – Isaiah 45:19 (compare Jeremiah 29:13). The good things David had received from God made him to call on us to taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8). One of the results of trusting in the Lord is that they shall not lack any good thing.
God knows our needs, both physical and spiritual. Lack of any good thing is not a blanket promise that all we need, we will get because there are some Christians, who, daily face unbearable poverty but inwardly are nourished enough to live for God. What the Psalmist meant is that God is enough for us. He is all that we need and when we have Him, all other needs of this life become secondary. That is the reason behind Matt 6:33. When you think you have a need, ask yourself some questions; (a) Is it really a need? (b) Is it good for me? (c) Is it the best time for me to have it? (d) Can I maintain it if it is given to me? Even though your answer is all in the affirmative, God may not give you all so you will learn to trust Him and depend on Him.
Food for Thought: “God’s providence is in favour of those that keep His laws and against those that break them” – Beecher
Memory verse: Psalm 34 verse 10
Prayer: God, grant me the understanding that you are enough for me.