NEED OR GREED
The righteous look to the Lord for provision. They sow and labor for the harvest, yet they look to the Lord for the increase. They know that both the seed and the fruit are from the Lord, so they work while trusting God for their food. The Lord meets their needs, so they are able to rest in peace when they lay down to sleep.
The apostle Paul reminded the believers in Philippi of this beautiful promise, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil.4:19).
But the wicked always crave for more than they need. Always craving more than is needed is called greed. The Lord promises to supply our needs, but “refuses” to satisfy our greeds.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for Your constant provision. Yet, forgive us our craving for more, which really points to our greed and desire for control. We are depending on You today for our daily bread. Help us to rely on You more and more. In Jesus’ name, Amen.