Proverbs in Light of the Cross; Contentment and Trust


I am writing today from the beautiful Tampa Bay area.
I am writing today from the beautiful Tampa Bay area.

Excuses might be found for a thief who steals because he is starving. But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole, even if he has to sell everything in his house. Proverbs 6:30-31 NLT

We see in this passage there is a difference between understanding why someone did what they did, and condoning what they did.

The rich and poor have this in common:The Lord made them both. Proverbs 22:2 NLT

There are rich people who steal, just like there are poor people who are honest. Rich or poor, if we trust in God’s love we will have all we need. Rich or poor, if we don’t trust God’s love we will never be content.

God promises to take care of all of our needs. If God did not give it to me then I don’t need it. “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32 If I steal then what I am saying is that God does not really love me, because if He did He would have allowed me to have the thing that I want. David trusted God’s love when he said, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalms 23:1. Sure there are things that we have to work to earn that we may not have right now. When we steal we are saying that God should have allowed us to have it by now.  David realized he would not be in want or need when he said, “The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. “ Psalms 34:10

God promises us that He will supply all our needs so we wont need to steal.

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