10 For every beast of the forest is mine,
the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know all the birds of the hills,
and all that moves in the field is mine.
12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you,
for the world and its fullness are mine.
13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls
or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and perform your vows to the Most High,
15 and call upon me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
When it comes to asking God for our needs, do we really believe that He is able to meet them? Or is there, perhaps, some doubt as to God’s supply, or to put it in the common talk, is God’s bank account big enough?
In this passage God wants us to understand the depth of His earthly riches and thus His ability to supply all of our needs at all times. As God looks down upon the earth, He claims ownership to things that we might think we own. For instance, the State of Wisconsin thinks they own all of the deer in the state. Therefore, you have to purchase a license to hunt the deer and when you shoot one you have to take it to the state DNR officer who tags it and gives you permission to keep it. God says that His ownership is above the Department of Natural Resources. He owns every beast in the forest.
The rancher or the dairy farmer thinks that they own their cattle. But God says that He owns them all. God knows the birds better than Audubon and He owns everything that moves in the fields and plains. He then goes on to explain that all of the world and its fullness belongs to Him. In other words, all natural resources belong to God. As the Creator of all resources and the ultimate environmentalist who keeps the earth spinning, the seasons coming and going, the water cycling and the plates of the earth from moving, I guess it all does belong to God.
All that being said and understood, why would we go to someone else in our day of need? Who else has the supply that God has? Of course, no one does. When we go to God for our needs and He supplies them we then give Him the glory for all that He gives us. I don’t have a rich relative who when they die I will get an inheritance. But I have a heavenly Father who owns everything and has promised to meet my daily needs. I go to Him and He supplies for me. Join me today and go to God for your every need. He is able from His resources to take care of us all.
The last two Sundays have been particularly edifying to our church. As we studied God’s command for us to sing and to sing His new song we have come to understand that singing is vital to our Christian lives and to our church services. I challenged you yesterday to be on time Sunday mornings to share in the singing and to sing with abandon, like David did before the Ark of God. When visitors come to our church may they see a people of God loving Him and worshipping Him through our loud and committed singing to Him. Singing to God will change our church. It will change us and it will bring visitors who love God back to sing again with us.
I had some interrupted mornings last week and did not get many Devotionals out. This week looks a little bit more normal. I hope to get regular again with these.
Have a great day in the Lord, PS