#4357 – God’s Provision

Good morning people whose confidence is in God to provide

Luke 5:6-7 NIV When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signalled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

It is right and necessary that we are diligent workers, not lazy people. This honours God and it is a testimony to those who we work with.

But today’s scripture leapt off the page at me as a wonderful encouragement, and it may be a point of adjustment for some. This is what I saw:

God’s excessive provision threatened to break the nets that these fishermen needed to earn a living and do their jobs. Then it went a step further and God’s excessive provision threatened to sink and completely destroy what they needed to survive as fishermen.

I am not saying that we shouldn’t work – please don’t hear that. We should.

However, I see a truth here that many have gotten away from, and that is, God is our Provider, not our employer or our pay check.

Our employer and our pay check can both be vehicles through which God chooses to provide, but so too can a word from Jesus to seasoned fishermen, a coin in a fish’s mouth, or manna and quail in the desert.

In whom do you put your confidence for the provision that you need?