WHEN GOD IS YOUR PORTION Matthew 6:25-34
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (v33)
In Just Enough Matthew 6:25-34)
I love writing for Our Daily Bread. I confess, however, that sometimes I write to my friends about how difficult it is to communicate everything I would like to say in a short devotional. If only I could use more than 220 words. This year when I came to the book of Matthew in my Bible reading schedule, I noticed something for the first time. As I was reading about the temptation of Christ (Matthew 4:1-11) I noticed how short it was. Matthew used fewer than 250 words to write his account of one of the most pivotal events in all of Scripture. Then I thought of other short yet powerful passage, the Psalm 23 (117 words) and the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 (66 words).
Clearly, I don’t need more words, I just need to use them well. This also applies to other areas of life – time, money, space. Scripture affirms that God meets the needs of those who seek His kingdom and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33) The psalmist David encourages us, “Those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing (Psalm 34:10) If today you’re thinking, “I need just a little bit more” of something, consider instead the possibility that God has given you” just enough” – Julie Ackerman Link.
PRAYER LINE: I would be quiet, Lord, and rest content,
By grace I would not pine or fret;
With You to guide and care, my joy be this;
Not one small need of mine will You forget – Bosch
He is rich who is satisfied with what he has.