Proverbs 27:25-27 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
God will supply our every need. In reading today’s verses, it is easy to see how the hand of God supplies for the needs of His own. In our text the hay appears, the tender grass shows forth, the herbs on the mountains are there. We see the lambs and goats He has provided. From them He gives us milk and coats enough to supply not only for our own needs, but also for the needs of those for whom we are responsible. Our God truly does supply for our needs.
However, we often miss something in this picture as well. Although all these things are there for our good, we still must be diligent to do our part. The hay, grass, and herbs are there, but someone must harvest them. Someone needs to hike up the mountains to gather the herbs. The lambs and goats are God’s creation for man, but to get the milk someone needs to be about the daily task of milking. To provide the clothing a person must take on the responsibility shearing the sheep or slaughtering the animal for the hide.
All too often, we think of God supplying for our needs, and we dream that He will provide the product without the process. We sit with our hand out waiting for God to do what He created us to be able to do. When we pray for more money and God provides overtime we should not complain about the extra work. When we pray for better health and God gives us a good day to go outside and walk, run, or ride a bike we need not complain when we are ill. God is a wonderful provider of all that we truly need. This includes the good sense to do our part.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
As we go through today, we need to look around in a new way at how God may have already answered our prayers. We just might be surprised in God’s never-ending supply of grace toward us.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Acts 8 – Acts 10 / Proverbs 27:25-27
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Lamentations 3-5 / Hebrews 10
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