Thought for the Day
Psalm 34: 9-10 (New American Standard Bible)
9O fear the LORD, you His saints; for to those who fear Him there is no want. 10The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; but they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.
Do you know that God desires for you to have everything you need? Most all of us in the Kingdom are in need of something. Many live in desperate conditions. While there is a great difference between need and wants, God has promised to supply our needs (Philippians ) and often provides many of our desires. He is a God of love and provision.
Fear the Lord! This statement is misunderstood by many. Our English language is somewhat limited in the ability to give precise meaning to certain words or statements.
The usage of “fear” in this passage means to “possess an awesome reverence and respect for the great deity of God and his promise to provide for his own. It requires confidence and faith in God’s ability and desire to keep his covenant with his people. This kind of reverence is aware that God blesses those who serve him and judges those who do not. He honors and provides for his own, “The sons of God,” and brings judgment upon those who refuse to serve him.
Our provision is dependent upon our reverence for Him. His covenant of supply is always dependent upon our obedience to his commands. He rewards those who serve him with an honest and repentant heart. He expects us to have the kind of fear or reverence that move us to obey his Word and accept the sacrifice of his only begotten Son.
Who Qualifies? God’s continual
provision is for the “Saints”. This
scripture is obviously directed to the saints of God. They are those who have
been redeemed by the ultimate sacrifice offered for the lost sheep of
His promise of blessing and supply is an absolute covenant to those who have the kind of fear spoken of in this passage. We, the “remnant” of the House of Israel, are the Sons of God. We have been purged and cleansed by the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. We are the Family of God.
Let us seek Him! His Promise: “They who seek the Lord, shall not want in any good thing”. What a covenant! Our need will be supplied, as we call upon Him in awesome reverence. Our faith is sufficient to receive everything we need when we give him proper esteem and keep his Word. Praise His wonderful name.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I know that you are the Almighty God who has made everything. I know your promise is true. I know that you have redeemed me. I belong to you. Please provide my need today as you promised in the above scripture. (List your needs) Help me to live righteously in Christ Jesus. Thank you for your provision. I ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus, and my Lord. Amen.