God- Our Most Pressing Need. 06/28/2014 (Morning thought)

Exodus 34:27 And the Lord said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel. 28 And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

These verses of scripture show us literally that our most pressing need is God, and not our temporal food and drink which we often spend our time and energy pursuing. When Moses was called up to the mount to receive the commandments and instructions from God, he needed to have continual, uninterrupted communion with Him, and so the food that he would normally need to survive took a back seat to the much more important spiritual aspect of living. During this time of forty days and nights, Moses ate and drank nothing, because in God's presence we do not need anything, for he is the source of all life, and the energy and radiance which emanate from Him are more than sufficient to supply all of life's necessities. This very sacred truth is what Christ emphatically stated when tempted by the devil to use alternative methods to obtain necessary food. Let's read:

Matthew 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

In our day we seem to be deluged with "alternative" methods of survival and conflict resolution, and so God, who is the Sustainer and life giver, is often left on the back burner while we struggle on our own to supply our daily needs. It is true that we need to work and pay our bills, but the Bible is here teaching us, in the experiences of Moses and Christ that there is much more to life than these temporal pursuits.

When our communion with God takes precedence above all else, then the sustaining power and energy of The Eternal will rest upon us, and like Moses and all those who went before us, He will take care of all of our needs, just by us being in His presence. We therefore end with a passage of scripture that reminds us of the true meaning and priority of life, and it is the will of God that we rightly esteem communion with Him, as our first and foremost need. Let's read:

Matthew 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

May God add His blessing to the reading and doing of His every word. God bless!