TITLE: Meeting The Need
DATE: June 3, 2019
TEXT: Phil 4: 19-20 – ESV - 9 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
This past week I became part of two separate conversations about the TV program called “The Shark Tank.” If you’ve never seen the program the premise is simple: people who think they have a great invention or an idea try to sell the idea to some investors.
The first conversation centered on good ideas that the investors had let slip through their fingers. The second conversation was more interesting. They people involved here wanted to know where inventive ideas come from.
That got me to thinking…and doing some research to find out where some of the common inventions have come from?
There is one common factor in all of these inventions - a person saw a need and answered that need.
Which is exactly what the Triune God did when He set into motion His plan to save us. It was a major investment on His part… an investment which cost the life of His only Son. It was His Divine way of meeting our needs; forgiving our sins and saving our souls.
Now while we most certainly should be thankful that we have a God Who meets our needs, we should also be willing to help meet the needs of others.
Truly, there are a great many needs that we see each day.
Some of them are big. Others are very small. But by the Holy Spirit’s power we may be able to play a part in taking care of those needs. With the Lord’s blessing, we can, with our words, and our actions, help change some of those things.
True, we may not make a fortune like some of the inventors I mentioned earlier in this devotion. No, we may not make a fortune, but we can try to make the lives of those we meet more peaceful and content.
PRAYER: Father, thank You for the investment You have made in our salvation. We rejoice that Jesus has come to make a difference in our eternity. Your Son has taken care of our greatest needs. Now we ask that we may, in His Name, try to make a positive difference in the lives of those around us. In the Savior’s Name I ask it. Amen.
The music which introduces and concludes our devotions was written by Guy Baumann. He along with three of his brothers perform on the album: The Baumann Brothers which may be ordered here: http://thebaumannbrothers.com/index.html