Not too rich, but not too poor
November 10, 2010
In Deuteronomy 8:1-4, Moses tells the people that the
LORD had taken them through the wilderness and suffered them to hunger and
fed them with manna and provided for their every need so that they would
know that man does not live on bread alone but by every word that proceeds
from the mouth of the LORD. God was training them to depend on Him. He
later warned that when they had much they would forget Him.
Proverbs 30:8-9 offers an excellent
prayer to counter the tendency that we all have to want to be
self-sufficient. This is my prayer “Remove far from me vanity and lies:
give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for
...me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I
be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.”
Fill me today with that which is the
only thing that I really need, You my Lord, Bread of heaven and precious
Bread of life.
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