Biblical Truths of Daily Living

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. I Timothy 2:4, KJV

This is the day the Lord hath made

on December 17, 2011
English: Scroll of the Psalms

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Psalm 118:24 KJV

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Every day is a new day, where we can start over again praising God and expecting his bounty in our life. All over the word of God, both in the Old Testament and the New Testament, God reminds us of His love and care. He wants to meet our need, Phil 4:19. He is our sufficiency I Corinthians 9:8. He is our sufficiency so we can be sufficient in all things.  III John 2, He wants us to prosper and be in health even as our souls prosper.

The chapter of Matthew is a great chapter to read in it’s entirety sometime, if you haven’t before. In 6:19-21 it says:

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

In these verses treasures stands for our thoughts. Don’t think about all the many things you can have on this earth, whether a better house, a better car, things in general. In the grand scheme of things those things will be a waste of your thinking. Instead think about heavenly things, these things are incorruptible, and thieves can’t steal them away. ‘For where your treasure-thought is- there will your heart be also.’ Our heart here is talking about the innermost part of the mind. It isn’t the organ beating in the center of your chest. This heart is in the center of your mind, it’s what makes you,  you. When you think about something long enough it becomes you.

This is why those that are anxious or worry have problems in other areas eventually. We were not built to carry stress of any kind around. We are supposed to ‘cast it’ to God to handle for us.

Back to Matthew chapter 6, in verse 25-27

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

Matthew 6:31:

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, andhis 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.

God knows where all the fowls of the field are, he knows about all the cattle on the hills, He’s ready willing and able to take care of us.

In Psalms 50:10 it states:

For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills? 

Psalm 50:14:

Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou slalt glorify me. 

God is a God of growth, increase, beauty, righteousness, plenty, prosperity, health, deliverance, wisdom. We need to give him permission to be involved in our lives. Without that permission, He can do nothing. That’s why it says we need to ask Him. Many wonder, why do we need to ask? If he is an all knowing God, then He knows what we need. When we ask, we are giving our permission for His help.

 

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