Christ Provides our Needs
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.Matthew 6:33
The verse above, when Jesus said “all these things will be given to you as well,” tells us that God will provide for all our needs. Our needs will be met because God will enable us to provide our needs through his divine help. The problem we face is that sometimes we are not able to separate our wants from our needs.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19) God provides for our worldly needs and our spiritual needs that we cannot obtain from the world. Those needs satisfy our soul. He fills us with the Holy Spirit which is our seal on eternal life through Christ. The Spirit brings us love, peace, and joy that can continually fill our soul and keep us satisfied and content. Once our soul is satisfied in Christ, we become content with our needs that come from God.
Many people in the world try to achieve lasting contentment and satisfaction by feeding the flesh with things of the world. True, there are things we desire that bring relaxation and enjoyment and sometimes we consider them as needs. However, the Lord approves of these things as long as they don’t take priority over serving the Lord, and as long we don’t continually crave worldly things seeking inner peace and joy. “But seek first his Kingdom and righteousness,” then you will be filled with peace and joy from the Spirit.
The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you–they are full of the Spirit and life. (John 6:63) The Spirit gives life, both our physical life and our eternal life. Serving the Lord guided by the Spirit gives life to our soul, giving us peace, joy, and fulfillment. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10) Only Christ can give life to the full, it cannot be obtained from the world because the flesh counts for nothing in providing lasting satisfaction for our souls.
Today know that true contentment and satisfaction comes from God, when we seek first his righteousness and kingdom. Do this by revealing the light of Christ to everyone, because satisfaction comes from helping others.
Prayer: Lord, fill me with the Spirit so I can reflect the love, peace, and joy that only comes from you. Let the light of Christ reflect from me with contentment and satisfaction. In Jesus’ name, Amen