Psalm 104:27-28 “These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.”
The Scene: A large statue of Jesus with open arms, up high, overlooking His people.
The Trinity: Father God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit all know what we need before we ask. God is always there with us and for us, when we ask Him for our needs. Jesus is well able to provide for His people. The Scriptures show us over and over that He is willing to care of His own.
Matthew 6:25 & 27 ” ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?”
Jesus, when He fed the 5,000 (men) and their families saw to it that there was food left over. And again when he fed the 4,000 (men) and their families there was food left over; more than enough each time. Jesus will meet our needs and more.
He does require something of us, though. He asks us to be good stewards of what He gives us and to share what we have with others in need, especially with family and the Church. When we do this He will trust us with more and more. When we give, it is as if we have given to Him. His Word says so.
Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ “
Matthew 25:45-46 “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for the least of these, you did not do for me.’ Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life. “
8-132 PROVISION/ GIVING