"For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly” - Psalm 84:11
A man who loves and serves a good God, don’t want just anything – he wants the good things God has for him, that is the best thing for him to have for his spiritual life and his survival in this earthly world - the good thing God will not withhold from them who express their love for Him through obedience of His word, and walk pleasing in His sight.
He is content with this, because He knows he could trust the LORD for whatever good thing is necessary for him to have. Furthermore, those who know the name of the LORD, and trust Him for provision and support, will be fed and satisfied with whatever is promised from the hand of God; for the LORD does not forget those who seek His face.
Psalm 9:10 - And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, has not forsaken them that seek thee.
This is what the LORD desires from each of His children – to seek his face, to be close to Him, to walk with Him, and to trust Him for the good things He has for them. But how unfortunate for the man who wants more of the desires of his heart, rather than having more of God, because soon it all will be vanity, vanity, vanity! (Ecclesiastes 6:11-12).
Seek the LORD with all your heart for the things you desire, but trust Him to give you the good things, that are the best thing for you to have, for He knows what’s best for you (Matthew 6:32).
Copyright © by Gale Wilcox
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.