My Cup Runneth Over

October 2022

   “My Cup Runs Over.” (Psalm 23:5).

   This simple statement from Psalm 23 means that David was very well taken care of. How many Americans feel that they are very well taken care of? How many Christians feel that they are well supplied with everything they need? Who doesn’t want just a little bit more or maybe even a lot more? And yet why should the wealthiest nation in the world have so much discontentment? Solomon answers that question. “He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10).

   So, can a poor Christian have a cup that is running over? Read Matthew 6:19-34. Jesus spoke of how humans are anxious about many things like what they will eat and what clothing they will wear. He then says take no thought about such things; “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” He is talking about the necessities of life. 

   By an American standard, I’m not rich. On a worldwide scale I’m wealthy. I have always had food to eat and clothes to wear. I have never had to sleep under the stars because I had no place to go. I was born to Christian parents and God surrounded me with many Christian friends. God saved me in my yo ...

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