Daily Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:31-32 KJV
Matthew 6:31-32 KJV
(31) Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(32) (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Today’s Devotional On CHRIST’S TEACHINGS ABOUT TRUST
LET US TRUST GOD TO CARE FOR US! Jesus lived this life.
He refused to make bread from stones; nor would he eat until His Father told Him to and sent the angels. When He asks us to trust our Father, He speaks from His heart.
It’s better to trust God than to acquire wealth. All earthly goods are fragile and perishable, and thieves steal them. Many have invested their savings in stocks, shares, banks, or companies and lost every penny. Others who were unable to save but have stayed strong to help others have discovered that God provides for them and has carried them “even to the hoar hairs.”
Clear vision is possible when you trust God. If we think of God’s work in the world and then our own nest, we end up in the same place as the man who doesn’t see the same way. Our inner vision is cloudy. Our judgment is distorted because we are trying to serve two masters. This has happened to many people. This has happened to you many times. You tried to discern God’s will or make a right decision about your life. But your sense of duty has been distorted by the idea that if you decide in one direction, it would be detrimental to your interests in another. You have been walking in darkness because your eye is not single. If you become so focused on God’s needs that you neglect your own, then all becomes clear and you can leave Him to take care of all the results. “Mind your business,” Queen Elizabeth said to one of her ambassadors. “And I will take care of yours.”
We should not assume that God is indifferent to His gifts and niggardly. When He feeds the multitudes, He also gives fish and bread; He dresses the flowers with colours as well. You are now part of His Family and you may call Him “Abba Father”. This act of grace is a sign of His special love. What if He had taken care of the spiritual and not the physical? While the ungodly might worry about their care, a child of God can be certain that He will provide for them.
PRAYER for Today
Thou art our portion. To those who trust Thee, Thou art greater than father and mother. Thou lovest with tender pity, that never fails nor wearies. Give us Thy best wishes and guard us with Thy care. AMEN.