Matthew 6:31 “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. (The promise). 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (The requirement).
The Spirit has shown to me; there are many of us that suppose we can tempt the Lord by trying Him in advance of our need, that we might first see His miracle take place, and then choose to believe. When that does not work out, we then try to justify ourselves with flatteries like “see, this word must not be meant for us today.”We then become complacent and start wandering further and further from the Lord, as our views become ever more worldly, and our love continues to grows colder.
My friends, the solution to the problem is, we must first draw close enough to God to where we know Him so intimately, that we can believe without seeing, then we will receive the promised provision as it truly becomes needed. For then we will know that we know, because our relationship makes it so.
Many presume the authority to test God, whether He is, or whether His word is trustworthy by their standards. This is absolutely the highest form of arrogance, even the devils dare not bring such a challenge to God’s sovereign authority. And we must never do so either.
Hebrews 3:8 “Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.” Amen!
Y’shua friend. Shalom!