God’s Provision


Love this it is so true.
I have seen this in my own walk with Christ.
‘we learn that serving God in humility is our proper response to a gracious God, and that His provision will ensure that putting others first will not leave us alone and destitute.’

The Life Project

God will provide for our needs; this is something most people know, but some become a little confused by it.

The statement does not mean that all we need to do sit on our chairs and wait for Him to give us what we need or desire, but it does mean that He is more than just mindful of our situations.   Consider the following passage from Matthew 7:Roses 015-LR

 “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?  If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!  So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and…

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3 responses to “God’s Provision

  1. I think your take on this would be different if you did hospice work because reality contradicts it (a great many people are indeed left alone and destitute in spite of similar piety). This attribution to god only works if every outcome is first assumed to be evidence of god’s mindful provision, which makes the claim meaningless.

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    • Do you not think that the work of the hospice is God through His people supplying a persons needs?

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      • No, I don’t.

        I see the idea of a caring and compassionate god imposed on this kind of compassionate care all the time, a means to co-opt good press for an otherwise indifferent if not not brutal supposed god. I also know that a significant minority of volunteers – just under half – are atheists who feel their contribution to the welfare of others (I’m generalizing here) is necessary for there to be compassionate care – direct and uncomplicated and honest aid for the sake of providing needed aid – unpolluted and uncorrupted by the religious motivation (usually a kind of opportunity to earn personal brownie points for some later reward).

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