“There will always be some in the land who are poor….
Deutoronomy 15: 11A NLT
I could not go past this statement in a hurry, I re- read it a few times. This was God speaking, and this was a statement of fact. Please note that I said it was a statement of fact, not that it was God’s desire or plan. Let’s see what God’s desire actually is in that same chapter
“There should be no poor among you, for the LORD your God will greatly bless you in the land he is giving you as a special possession.
Deutoronomy 15: 4 NLT
So if God’s desire for His people is that none should be poor, why is there a statement in the same chapter saying that there will always be some who are poor ? And a way for provision still made ?
God’s desire for mankind right from the beginning has been that of abundance. Genesis 1:28 . He made the heavens and the earth and put mankind in it , surrounded by every kind of provision and surpluses, but then sin entered through them ( mankind ), and with sin came poverty and lack . All through scriptures, we find that God never introduces lack in any way. Lack is a product of the fall , a result of sin and rebellion.
During the time of Noah, God instructed him to build the ark with enough supplies for them and the animals to live by for as long as it took for the flood to abate( Genesis 6: 14- 22 ) .
And moving to Abraham , God called Abraham out of everything he knew and took him to a land where God blessed, increased and prospered him just by Abraham’s simple obedience.( Genesis 12: 1-2, 7 )Generations after, God was still committed to His word and His promise to Abraham’s descendants and miraculously brought the children of Israel out of Egypt. Through the journey to the land of promise, the Israelites tried God in different ways as a result of the pagan ways they had picked up and grown with in Egypt, though they were children of promise, they walked in constant rebellion and in Deutoronomy chapter 5, God made decrees and regulations which He did not make with the generation before them .
“The LORD our God made a covenant with us at Mount Sinai.  The LORD did not make this covenant with our ancestors, but with all of us who are alive today.
Deutoronomy 5: 2-3 NLT
As a result of their constant rebellion, their blessings now came with conditions ( Deutoronomy 15 : 5-6 ), unlike their ancestor Abraham, who just believed ( Galatians 3:6)
Their blessing and increase were now tied to their obedience to God’s command, which meant that though children of God, they had a choice between wealth and poverty . If they obeyed God’s command, then blessings came. If they disobeyed God’s command, then poverty came. So yes, they did have groups of people who were poor, not because it was the will of God, but because of disobedience.
For us today, we know that Jesus has fulfilled the law for us once and for all through His death on the cross (Matthew 5 : 17 – 18, Romans 8: 3-4, Romans 10: 4 ) , so that there is no more law to fulfill on our part, We just access these blessings by believing what Jesus has already done by walking in faith.
Though we are not required to live by the law to assess God’s blessings, we are required to walk by Faith to asses His promises for us, just as Abraham did.
Being poor does not mean that God loves you less or that God is withholding from you, afterall, His gift is free to all, it only means that more understanding is needed in the area of your financial walk with Him. Ask God to open your eyes and your heart . Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you and show you God’s wisdom in the area of your finances and be open and willing to hear and to take steps in directions that may be unfamiliar to you. The walk of faith is a walk, guided by the Holy Spirit. When we allow the Holy spirit and the word to guide us, we find ourselves taking steps we would not ordinarily have taken, we hear the wisdom of God instructing and leading us to provisions and increase, that is God’s desire for everyone of us .
Today, we have believers who are struggling in a lot of areas, and some of those struggles are avoidable. The solution to some of those struggles is getting and following instructions.
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4 thoughts on “God’s Provision is for All”
Thank you for such wisdom and truth dissected from the Word.
May you and your family walk in the richess set out for you through the blood of Jesus
Amen Thea. Thank you for your love always ❤️
Thank you for the blessings❤️!
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