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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘He will give you everything you need.’ Matthew 6:33 NLT

When it comes to money, the Bible teaches that:

(1) God wants you to have enough to meet any size of need you may face. Think about it: employees are mainly concerned with one thing—getting their salary. Employers, on the other hand, have a bigger need. They must have enough money to cover everybody’s salary. And here’s the good news for both employer and employee: ‘Your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask Him!’ (Matthew 6:8 NLT)

(2) Many times God will send you to a particular place or person in order to meet your need. During a time of severe famine when people in Israel were dying of starvation, God said to the prophet Elijah, ‘turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan… I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.’ (1 Kings 17:3–4 NIV) And that worked well for a time—until ‘the brook dried up, because there had been no rain.’ (1 Kings 17:7 NIV) God arranged it that way, because He will never permit you to depend on anybody or anything other than Him. He will dry up your ‘brook’ in order to send you back to your true source—Himself.

Here’s what God told Elijah next: ‘Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.’ (1 Kings 17:9 NIV) God used unlikely things like ravens, a brook, and a poor widow to meet Elijah’s needs. So stop trying to figure God out!

Trust the One who ‘hangs the earth on nothing’ (Job 26:7 NLT) to use whomever, whatever, wherever, and whenever to meet your needs.

SoulFood: Heb 9:1–11:16, Mark 10:35–52, Ps 97, Pro 12:1–3

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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