“Give me neither poverty nor riches;
Feed me with the food that is my portion.
Lest I be full and deny thee and say, “who is the LORD?”
Or let I be in want and steal,
And profane the name of my God.” Proverbs 30:8b-9
As I read this verse it reminded me of another familiar verse in the New Testament….Give us this day our daily bread.(Matthew 6:11) God wants us to depend on Him for our daily bread or portion as the writer of Proverbs states. We are not to lose our focus on not only who God is but that He is the one that provides for us. Our relationship with him is the most important part of our lives and it can be in jeopardy if we don’t have enough or if we have more than enough.
But how much is enough? There is a stark contrast with these words from Proverbs and this world in which we are bombarded on every side by reminders that we should eat more, have more, want more, and definitely deserve more.
Perhaps we need to reevaluate our priorities instead and keep our eyes focused on the Lord our God. What is taking up your energy and time? What is it that is taking your eyes off of your relationship with God?
Is it worth getting more at the cost of friends, family and faith? Or do we need to concentrate more on choosing to be content with less and not compare ourselves with those around us?
Father, thank you that You not only meet my needs but give me more than enough! Help me know how to be content with the situation and circumstances I find myself in as I trust You for my daily portion. Amen.
Are you content with your life circumstances today? Or are you always wishing for something more, something different, another season of life? This week practice looking for three things to be thankful every day as you work on being content.