Are you enjoying God’s abundance?

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Psalm 81:7–16

7 You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah

8 “Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you! O Israel, if you will listen to Me!

9 There shall be no foreign god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god.

10 I am the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

11 “But My people would not heed My voice, And Israel would have none of Me.

12 So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, To walk in their own counsels.

13 “Oh, that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!

14 I would soon subdue their enemies, And turn My hand against their adversaries.

15 The haters of the Lord would pretend submission to Him, But their fate would endure forever.

16 He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat; And with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.”

Throughout time God has desired to feed and to satisfy His people. In the Garden of Eden God completely satisfied the needs of Adam and Eve.   They did not do anything to obtain God’s favor, no, it was God’s desire to care for them.

When God formed the nation of Israel, it was His desire to care for them. Over and over God met their needs and defeated their enemies even when they were not seeking Him. When chastening them, God had a plan for His people’s future and was going to keep them until His time of their return to the Land.

In this Psalm, we see God testing His people. They failed the test but God met their needs anyway. When they opened their mouths to Him, He filled their mouths and their bellies. I really like verse 16 where God tells them that He desired to feed them with the finest of wheat and with honey from the rock to their satisfaction. When I go to God, I ask Him to meet my needs to satisfaction. He is able and He even desires to do so.

Have you enjoyed God’s abundance? He is waiting to give it to you. It is not a matter of whether you deserve it, you don’t. But God, in His grace, desires to care for you. Turn to Him, open your mouth in need, and wait for Him to fill it to satisfaction.

Pray for Nancy Hall. Her eyes need healing. She is going to an ophthalmologist and hopes for some helpful treatment. Let’s take her to the Lord and ask the great Healer to raise her up.

 

Our school students are in full swing with homework, performances, parades, games and church. Pray for them to seek the Lord, be healthy, and keep up with their work.

 

Have a great day in the Lord,

PS

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