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God doesn’t see spiritual value in poverty

The Grass of the Field – Part 1

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:30-34

Key Verse: Matthew 6:30

If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

My wife will often point out wild flowers growing along the roads when we travel.  I probably wouldn’t give the beautiful scenery a thought if she didn’t make a point of it.  This is the point Jesus was making; these flowers and grass of the fields are provided and cared for by our Father in Heaven.  If God takes such care of the earth and dresses up the fields with lilies and other beautiful flowers, will He not much more clothe us?

A popular clothing store these days is GAP.  As I was reading Jesus’ words about clothing, I thought of the acrostic: God Adds Possessions.  The fields did not need flowers to exist or serve their purpose, but God adds beauty.  Our Father goes beyond what is needed for the basic survival of the earth and adds so much more for us to enjoy.

Our Heavenly Father’s primary concern is for every living soul to live eternally with Him in Heaven; He sent Jesus to provide that possibility to anyone who would believe, but the Father doesn’t stop at providing spiritual redemption: God adds possessions.  God doesn’t see spiritual value in poverty. It is not His will that His followers be poor.  However, He wants us rich in Him before we become rich in this world. It is more a matter of priority.  He wants to be first in our lives!

Father, I will seek you first today.  I will serve your purposes and people around me.  Thank you for your provisions for my needs!  In Jesus’ name, amen.