Lesson 2, Devotion 1
“Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.” – Proverbs 30:7-9
No one really wants to be poor, right? But the majority of people, especially in our culture, dream of being rich and having lots of money and stuff. We tend to find our satisfaction in accumulating more and more things. We tend to find our security in having more than enough in case things go wrong. We look to created things to provide what only our Creator can provide.
So, have you ever thought of praying a prayer like this? Have you ever thought about only longing for exactly what you need?
In our lesson this week we talked a lot about Jesus being the only thing that can truly give us abundant life. Yet, Satan is out to seek and kill and destroy us and use any means necessary to distract us from Jesus. And so often that distraction comes through stuff, stuff that we think will give us security and peace. Pray this passage this week. Pray that God would only give you what you need so that you can keep your attention squarely on Him.