“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”
What a tremendous and comforting statement is this verse from God’s Word. The righteous are never forsaken and never need to beg for food. Our logical minds are at war with statements like this because we “know” somewhere in the back of our minds that it is possible for righteous people to go hungry. Yet, this verse flies in the face of our logical minds and makes a statement only the Spirit within can accept. This is a perfect example of where faith and belief absolutely must take precedent over logic and reason. In this, we should take comfort.
Can God provide for his people regardless of the circumstances? YES; of course he can. What condition is placed upon us? We must be righteous. Oh, how can we be righteous, how can we achieve righteousness? Romans 3 tells us that there is “none righteous, no not one.” Romans 4 provides the answer.
Romans 4 – 20 He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
God imputes righteousness for those that believe and have faith. So, just as Abraham had faith, so should we, and in doing so, we obtain His promise.
WHAT IT MEANS TO OUR FAMILY
Are we putting logic and reason before faith, hope and belief? We should reconsider and search God’s word for the truth. If his word is leading us to practice faith, not reason, then practice faith. We should not fear faith because God has left us many promises on which we can stand and gain comfort. This verse from Psalms is only one of those verses. According to his Word, whenever we try God to measure his faithfulness, he never fails.
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