September 19th – God Is Not Withholding
September 19, 2012
Filed under Daily Reflections
There are watches, and then there are watches. You can pay as little as $9.99 for an Activa digital, multi-function, women’s watch; or if so inclined, you can pay $25 million for Chopard’s 201-carat diamond watch. If you are not a fan of either extreme, you can always settle for something in the middle. Perhaps consider Vacheron Constantin’s Tour de l’Ile for only $1.5 million.
Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin created the Tour de l’Ile to mark its 250th anniversary in 2005 with the world’s most complicated wristwatch. The watch required over 10,000 hours of research to create. It features a minute repeater, sunset time, perpetual calendar, second time zone, a tourbillion device, the equation of time, and a representation of the night sky.
Regardless of the cost of these timepieces, they share one thing in common: each one comes with a box. I wouldn’t go to the Chopard dealer and purchase its costly watch for my wife, only to have to pay extra for a box (or a safe) in which to keep it. At that price, I would expect the watch to come with a free jewelry box, owner’s manual, tracking device, and personal bodyguard. The watch dealer wouldn’t withhold anything which accompanied my purchase.
When a person accepts Jesus Christ as his Savior, he receives God’s most precious Asset. How much more will God supply everything else this person needs — food, clothing, shelter, peace of mind, joy, and ten thousand blessings besides?
It’s one thing to know this to be true, and another to live like this is reality. Do you really believe God is able to freely give you all things? How does this belief materialize at work when you are confronted with deadlines, or at home when you feel overwhelmed with the demands of your family? God is not withholding. He gave you His Son, and you can be certain He will supply everything you need, right when you need it.
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.