Monday, December 7, 2015

"He Sent Your Need"

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8

While we were still sinners God demonstrated His love for us by sending us what we needed, instead of what we wanted.  What we wanted was to live our own lives.  We wanted to do our own thing.  We wanted to live life the way we wanted to live it.  We wanted to be independent of God.  We didn't want to be under His rules and law.  We didn't want Him telling us what we can and can't do.  We didn't want to surrender our lives to Him.  We wanted to be our own boss and do what we pleased. 

Our need was deeper than our fleshly wants.  Our real need was an eternal one.  Our need goes far beyond our personal wants and desires.  God in His love knew that one day we would finally come to the end of ourselves and realize our need for someone else to be in charge and control of our lives.  He knew we would "wake up" and realize that we needed something bigger, something more, something greater than what we were able to find in having our wants fulfilled. 

So, seeing ahead to that time, He sent what we would need.  He sent salvation so that we could have eternal life--- our true need.  He sent His Son Jesus to provide the way through His shed blood on the cross so that we could come to God. 

Are you still living in your "wants"?  Are you still trying to fulfill your own wants and desires?  What you want-- living your own life the way you want to live it-- is not what you need.  What you need has been provided for through Jesus Christ.  Receive what you need and your wants will change. 

Have a great day.  There is a difference between what we want and what we need.  While we were still sinners God provided what we would need. 

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