Read the “1006 Evening and Morning“ devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (Matthew 6:31-34)
Good morning. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. God made this promise…
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
And in the passage above…
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)
God will supply our needs, but all His blessings start with Jesus. The first thing He supplies us with is work. WHAT?!… WORK?!… Yes, work. God has given us a job to do. He created you and me for a specific task to do. What it is for you, I have no idea. I know what the job is that Lord wants me to do. I also know what the job is for Jeremiah the prophet…
“Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:4-5)
And with any type of work there can be problems, but God said He would supply all our needs which would include problem solutions…
“Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:6-10)
Not only was Jeremiah’s job to root out, pull down, and destroy, but he also was to throw down (as a farmer would scatter seed), build, and plant. Jesus also has good works planed for us.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
Why do we have such a hard time with God’s will for us? We need to trust Him, and know He wants the best for us. Obedience is a decision you need to make. We have all grieved and quenched the Holy Spirit. Why don’t we just obey Him?
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:16-25)
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