The Bible tells us in Proverbs that the righteous will always be fed. This does not mean we will always have our wants or even some of our needs met, but we will be fed. God does provide for those that know Him.
The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish (Prov19:23). The soul is the life (Prov13:25). So the psalmist says (Ps. 37:25), “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread.” Christ speaks of the providence that watches over the lower creatures, and draws thence a lesson of trust in his care of man, concluding, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt. 6:26, 33). But he casteth away the substance of the wicked; Septuagint, “He will overthrow the life of the wicked;” Vulgate, “He overturns the plots of sinners.” The word rendered “substance” (havvah) is better understood as “desire.” God frustrates the eager longing (for food or other good things) of the wicked; they are never satisfied, and get no real enjoyment out of what they crave (Prov13:25).
Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 @ 4:16 AM CDT