Thirsty? Come to the Water

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Isaiah 55:2 (AMP)
2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy?

I’ve endured a season of “extreme stewardship.” That’s my very positive way of saying I’ve learned how to command my quarters and prophesy to my pennies. One good lesson learned during this season has been how to judge the real value of things.

The Prophet Isaiah asks an excellent question, “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread?” In Matthew 15:26 Jesus refers to deliverance from oppression as “the children’s bread.” Are we spending our money on what can never deliver us? Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy nice things.  1Timothy 6:17 says God gives us richly all things to enjoy and I say a hearty AMEN to that!

But that passage also warns us not to trust in our riches.  There’s nothing wrong with spending your hard-earned money on the things you need and want. But no matter what it promises, that thing cannot satisfy your thirst for worth, security or status. For that you simply come to the water, Jesus, and buy wine and milk, the Spirit and Word, all for the low-low price of accepting the blessing.

Success and Progress,


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