Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

No Need of Nothing 

August 1

"The LORD hath need of them ..."  Matthew 21:3

"Does the CREATOR of all that exists have need of anything?"

 

Does the CREATOR of all that exists have need of anything?  "Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though HE needed any thing, seeing HE giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;"  Does HE have need of you?  "The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof ..."  The logical answer to these questions would be no; but the revealed answer from Scripture is the opposite, and strange to consider.  Here in Matthew's gospel, arises the need of a mama donkey and her little foal to ride to town on.  Albeit intriguing, other places reveal that GOD regularly asks for, or uses, either persons or elements of what HE has made to accomplish some agenda of HIS.  Once, when an unexpected crowd came by for lunch, HE asked for a few fish, and some bread from a lad.  Another time, HE needed a small child to pull upon HIS lap for an impromptu session on humility and salvation.  Then there was the occasion when all HE had need of was some clay, to mingle with HIS spittle, in order to fill a prescription to cure blindness.  How about the time HE used that filthy harlot, caught in adultery, to instruct on judging and condemnation.  The Bible tells of angels HE needs as ministering spirits on our behalf.  "As THOU hast given HIM power over all flesh, that HE should give eternal life to as many as THOU hast given HIM."  Then, there was that most blessed time in all eternity, when HE needed someone to love and forgive; someone to redeem ... and that someone was me, Hallelujah!  "For ye know the grace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, that, though HE was rich, yet for your sakes HE became poor, that ye through HIS poverty might be rich."  Strange and intriguing, maybe, but exquisite to ponder each moment of each day, leading up to HIS need to call us home; that HE might have someone to rejoice over throughout all eternity.

"But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? For all things come of THEE, and of THINE OWN have we given THEE." 

Nothing in my hand have I

But not for THEE, O' GOD, no life to die 

How we flatter ourselves thinking that GOD needs us, as though we have something to offer; when one should surmise from Scripture that HIS sole need is HIS compelling necessity to love!  Yet, in light of all this is the real question which Scripture begs, and that is: Do you need HIM?

"And that HE died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto HIM which died for them, and rose again."


For Love of Country
 
George Washington  (1732-1799)
(1st President of the United States)
"No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States.  Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency."


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