Daily Bread 3-10-18
The Sermon on the mount(cont'd)
9 Or what man is there of you, if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
ref. - Isa 49:15 - Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Ro 8:32 - He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
In order for God to watch his Son die on that cross he also knew he could raise him up again. You see, it was just a sign for us to show us the great and mighty power that he had. A power that the world did not possess. But he still had to watch him suffer and die. And if he could raise Christ from the dead it is also evident that he can also do things that others can't. Why then do we see it as a hard thing for God to take care of us in the things that we go through? He showed us that he has the power over life and death in a living example and yet we are doubtful that he will give us what we need? Maybe not doubtful but lacking in faith. Think of that person that you love more than any other on earth. Person, not Spirit, and they must be living. Now imagine that person coming to you hungry and asking you for something to eat. You would go out of your way to feed him even if it meant starving yourself. And you are sometimes caught up in faults. Even though you try to do the best you can, once in awhile that worldly person comes out and gets you into trouble with the Lord. So, if a person with faults, that has not been perfected yet(and I purposely say yet), would go out of their way to feed the one that they love, what do you think a perfect being would do? Hopefully from this little illustration we can get the point. The point is this; We serve a perfect and living God. If we are living within his will and we go to him, in the way that Christ has shown us, he is ready and able to fulfill all of our needs. Even if in order to save us he had to watch his son die on a cross. A miserable painful death that we would no longer have to bear. If we look closely, we will realize that he already sacrificed something dear to him so that we could see the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is omnipotent, all knowing and all powerful, and he is here for us as long as we believe in Him. So rather than doubt or wonder, or worse yet, try to take matters into our own hands, let us go to him and let him be our Father. He is perfection and he loves us. He is God, and we can all get to him through his living Son Jesus Christ!! Have a great day!!