John 6:48: “I am the bread of life.”
John 6:35: “And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
Pr. 24:30-34: ” I went by the filed of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding; and there is was, all overgrown with thorns; its surface was covered with nettles; its stone wall was broken down. When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest; so shall your poverty come like a prowler, and your need like an armed man.”
Pr. 20:13: “Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread.”
Get up! Spend time with Jesus each morning. Be filled with “The Bread” of Life!
Both of the scriptures in Proverbs speak of poverty…I read them to also speak of poverty of the soul. A little extra sleep in the morning; laziness keeping us from getting out of bed to spend time with The Lord, and poverty will quickly come upon our souls. We will quickly become devoid of understanding, thorns will quickly spread upon our hearts and nettles will choke out the fruit of The Spirit within us. A little extra slumber and we will become broken, believing lies instead of truth, exchanging the truth about our strength in The Lord with the enemy’s deceiving lies about our weaknesses.
If we will open our eyes, we will truly be satisfied with bread. We will be strengthened instead of broken. We will become pure through His blood. We will be set free, instead of pierced with the thorns that come from feeding our flesh. We will be filled with wisdom, instead of drained of all understanding. The fruit of The Spirit will be evident in us instead of being choked out by the nettles of the fruit of our own ways. Our souls will be rich and overflowing instead of destitute hungry.
Don’t allow poverty to overtake your soul like an armed man overtakes a victim. Amass an arsenal of truth. Stockpile praise as a wall of defense. Protect yourself at all costs. Invest in your soul. Invest in your eternal life. This investment is a guaranteed success!