Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Tuesday, July 12, 2022


Theme: God Does Not Forsake His People

Text: “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.” – Matthew 6:31,32.

Comment: We all should continually look to God Almighty, Who has given us sure promises of deliverance anytime we are in trouble. (Isaiah 25:3, 4) Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Great Shepherd who stands for the children of God, admonished us not to be overly anxious because of the wants of this life but to make the quest for God’s Kingdom our priority. He stated, “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” He asked us to look at the birds “for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.” He also raised a very pertinent question, “Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?” Our Saviour then turns our attention to the flowers in the field “how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin” pointing out that “if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Jesus Christ then admonished, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you….” – Matthew 6:25-33.