Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. The greatness of the Word of God is its integrity, by which it is without error nor deception. If contradictions arise, it is the reader’s lack of perception. So then, let it be an opportunity to gain a better insight.
The passages below are some of that which we avert, for the lack of understanding, but with a willing mind, they shall be made known.
Ways that God establishes
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging for bread.
As David reflects on his life, the Psalmist brings forth his age, which compass his entire life, from young to old. Herein are his experiences; though afflicted through trials at times and persecuted by men, yet never forsaken by God. Though at times he is in need of life’s necessities, but God in His providence has always come through in one way or another, for the righteous and to his seed, or children. As God never forsakes the parent, likewise, the children will not beg for bread. However, as children, there are times we ask, of God and of others, knowing when we ask it shall be given. Consequently, asking is not begging, but the display of faith; trusting that God will work in his providence for that which is needed in our lives.
As we read these passages, let the believer put themselves in the place of the Psalmist and his children. For this we know, all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
(2 Timothy 3:16)
Like David the Psalmist, being young and old, in spite of all circumstances, we are not forsaken by God, nor would our children ever beg for bread (life’s necessity)
However, the greatness of this testimony and the promise, isn’t having all that we need at all times for a comfortable living, but it lies in the fact that even when the comfort of life seems afar off, we know God will provide our needs.
In Jesus name, Amen.
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