When I read the verses below, I saw the personal part, that portion that requires the me, myself, and I to do something. We each have to make decisions daily, choosing one way or another.
Yet, I read an e-mail that stated when a Doctor of Medicine speaks, it is gospel. There is no decision on our part except to follow the Doctor’s orders. Whereas when a Preacher preaches the Gospel, we decide how we are going to use the information, (accept it fully or in part, or reject the premises entirely.)
However, our verses below tell us we will never hunger nor thirst if we will accept Jesus’ Gospel. Jesus is telling us that He will meet our needs and He will remove this hunger and thirst.
Again, the problem is you and I. We listen to the Doctor, yet, when the chips are down, the Doctor is the god. Also, when at the bottom of the barrel, we realize, if we had let Him, Jesus would have kept us “from the bottom of the barrel.” We as individuals, and we collectively put more emphasis on the world and what is happening in the world than what is happening in the church.
Our church operation, (paying bills, salaries, and our obligation to our Missionaries) require, “he that…” will tithe, give to missions, and support the church and all the church functions, sacrificially. We are supposed to be “one body” in Christ, solely living to glorify God.
As we approach decision time for our Faith Promise Month, it is a time to be praying fervently and asking God’s direction about our giving. Pray over the cards we passed out. Ask God to give you an amount that He will give you so you can faithfully give to Missions.
While you have God on the line, talk to Him about your tithe, and ask Him to help you to tithe faithfully. Be a “he that…” does God’s bidding.
Bro John R. E Chastain
(John 6:32-35) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. 34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.