January 8 – Dealing With Desires and Needs

Genesis 20-22 Matthew 6:19-34

“Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.” (Matthew 6:33 NCV)

As Jesus moves on in the Sermon on the Mount, trust becomes the issue. Where does one place their trust for the future. Do you trust your wealth? Wealth gets corrupted, or even stolen. Do you trust what you see? Too often we’re blinded by evil desires such as greed or sensuality. Is the concern for daily provisions of food and clothing a problem? In other words, are you a worry wort when it comes to your daily needs? Jesus reminds us of the splendor and beauty of the birds of the air and the flowers in the fields. The message of Jesus is clear: trusting in our wealth is fruitless in the long run; trusting in God will end in a good relationship with God and His provision for our daily life.

Whatever your situation in life, our daily focus, our trust has to be in God to provide. Corporate giants have fallen as their companies have gone under, or their work suffered. Many people get so caught up in the pursuit of wealth, that they forget about their need to pursue God; to seek Him and His will first. When we get things right with God, it’s amazing how much the rest of life falls into place.

Oh Lord, how easily I get caught up in the desires of this world. Remind me today, and every day, that trusting You is the only way to enjoy what You want for me.

Scripture taken from the New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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