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8/16/2007

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God Provides All We Need

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19)

As the family went to bed in their spacious old farmhouse, all was well. They were grateful for what God had provided and felt safe and secure. But in the middle of the night, the parents were awakened by the sound of...was that wind? No! That was fire!

They jumped out of bed and ran to wake up their boys, who were in their bunk beds upstairs. The boys climbed out their window and got safely to the ground.

The boys and their parents watched as 12 fire trucks tried in vain to save their house. They watched as the roof caved in and the walls crumbled. They watched and cried as everything they owned burned up. Photos, furniture, toys, computers – everything was gone but their family.

As they thought about all that they had lost, they realized that all the things they had lost were just things – things that would have eventually worn out or gotten broken or been lost. Then they thought about what they had not lost: each other. God had helped each of them to get out of the burning house. They praised God that they had not lost each other and that they still had the most precious gift they had received: their salvation.

Have you been dreaming about some new "thing"? Maybe a cool toy, a faster computer, or a new electronic game?

What do we really need? Let's see.... We need food, clothing, and a place to live. Who provides these needs? You might say, "My parents work hard to provide the money to purchase the things we need." But Who gives your parents the strength, wisdom, health, and knowledge to do their jobs? God does. He provides the jobs, too.

What else does God give? Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." God also gives us salvation if we trust in Him alone.

God provides everything I need.

My Response:
» What do I really need?
» Am I trusting God completely to meet all of my needs?
» Have I accepted God's gift of salvation?






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

A Judge of the Widows
Psalm 68:5 "A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation."

 

Question & Answer

QCan we be confident that what we have today is what was originally written?

AYes, God has promised us to preserve His Word, and He has! Matthew 24:35 -- Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

 

BIG Christian Word

Blasphemy - (blas'fa-me)

The word blasphemy means to make remarks in speech, writing or action that mocks God. The blasphemer is disrespectful and does not care what is said about God. The "unpardonable sin" is the sin that is not forgiven because it mocks the "Holy Spirit." (Matthew 12:31-32) "Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever says a word against the son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.)