Monday, November 17, 2008

No Recession in God’s Provision

The LORD is my Shepherd;
I shall not want.
(Psalm 23:1)
When we look to the Lord our Shepherd, we will not lack or be in want for anything. No recession there.

Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
Who delights greatly in His commandments …
Wealth and riches will be in his house.
(Psalm 112:1, 3)
No recession there, either, when we live in awe of God and delight in His commandments.
The LORD give you increase more and more,
You and your children.
(Psalm 115:14)
God has increase for us, and that is the opposite of recession. That goes for our children, too.
Honor the LORD with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
So your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine.
(Proverbs 3:9-10)
That certainly doesn’t sound like recession. God gives us increase, we honor Him with it. That brings forth even more increase — plenty and abundance.
“Bring all the tithes in the storehouse,
That there may be food in My house,
And try Me now in this,”
Says the LORD of hosts,
If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
And pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it.
And I will rebuke the devourer for you sakes.”
(Malachi 3:10-11)
Recession is a devourer. When we give God charge of our finances, He rebukes the devourer for our sakes.
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
Always having all sufficiency in all things, and abundance for every good work. Certainly no recession there.
And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
God has increase, provision and abundance for His people and it is far greater than any recession the world has to offer. So keep giving, sowing, investing and doing what God has called you to do. You will have more than enough.

There is no recession in God’s provision. Never has been, never will be.