When we arrogantly assume that our abilities will carry us through, we probably end up flat on our face. Assumption is a deadly trip hazard for Christians.
Hi there and welcome back to Daily Bible Promises with a Twist. And today, as always, we’re going to begin by reading from the New International Version. We’ve been to this Psalm several times in this series. And this is part of Psalm 34 verse 10. “Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”
And let’s read the complete verse now in the new American Standard Bible. The young lions do lack and suffer hunger, but they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.”
So, what is David saying here? Young lions, especially male lions, are kicked out of their pride when they reach adolescence to ensure that their pride is not weakened by interbreeding. So, these arrogant. full-of-themselves young lions, who think they can conquer the world head out on their own. They go after big game assuming that they will be able to take that game down. They put their trust in their self-sufficiency, so to speak, their sharp claws, and their sharp teeth, and their ability to run really fast.
However, if you’ve ever watched any nature documentary, you’ll know how well that usually goes when they attack a big game like a water buffalo or whatever. They soon learn that their prey is more powerful than they are.
In the latter half of verse 10, David exhorts those who are reading the Psalm to remember this truth. “Those who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.”
Thinking that we can do things in our own strength without seeking the Lord first can end up with the same results as those poor young lions who get kicked hard. But those who consult with the Lord before they spring into action shall not be in want of any good thing when we seek first the kingdom of God everything else will fall into place.
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