Borrowed Truths

We Need To Want

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Borrowed Truths

We Need To Want

What more do you need from God? Perhaps it should be stated, what more do you want from God, for Philippians 4:19 stands as truth, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

So then, from Him who left the glory of heaven to come and live the life of a servant, from Him who sacrificed His life for you, and suffered the wrath of God so that you would never have to, what more would you ask of Him? A body that is no longer wracked by pain, or one that could function properly, a mind that is not torn in different directions throughout the day? Perhaps something more materialistic, a vehicle you could trust, a house of your own instead of a shared space, something as simple as two or even three meals a day, instead of just one.

You must ask yourself this very important question, is the love that I believe the Lord Jesus Christ has for me judged against the things I own or my physical condition, do I think that God loves me less because I have less than others who are known as my brothers and sisters in Christ. “For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.” (Mark 14:7)

He did not specify if those poor would be saved or lost, did He?

Can we compare in measure the love of God towards King David and Lazarus, the poor man who sat at the rich man’s gate? Can we say that because He chose to use Paul in a mighty way, and has not chosen you to do the same that His love for Paul is greater than His love for you? And here is the real question, the fundamental issue, should it matter to you?

The pastor who serves a congregation of thousands, and the one who speaks the truths of the Word of God to perhaps 20 or 30 souls, who is serving God in a greater way if they are both men of God called by God for the glory of His name? I do not have an answer for you, and I do not believe that one is offered to us in the Scriptures. “Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.” (Isaiah 53:10) Did it please Him to leave that man blind for 38 years so that His mercy and glory could be shown at the specific time? The one leper that came back, Mary Magdalene and the seven demons, those who will not love their lives to the end, are they just as loved as Peter was, and still is, or should it even matter?

What is it you want from the Lord?

Those who have been crucified with Christ are dead to self, yet whether we will admit it to ourselves or not, we still want, not the foolish things that we once desired, those things we would only use to fulfill that wants of the flesh, but deeper things, more knowledge of the Almighty, a closer, more personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, the ability to discern when the Holy Spirit is speaking to us, more wisdom, more Spiritual discernment. The list can go on, but they are still wants, wants though are meant to glorify the Lord our God.

I offer you here the first nine words of Psalm 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” Does this infer that we shall not want because it is wrong to want, or because we have no more wants because Jesus Christ is ours? “When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.” (Psalm 27:8)

We need to want more of God, we need to want a closer, more personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, we need to want to be continuously filled with the Holy Spirit in all humility and willing service, and all for the glory of God. Does that answer the question of should we want or not?

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