Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lacking No Good Thing

"Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!
The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing." Psalm 34:9-10

As we all know, the Christmas season is a time for gift giving. It is the time of year where we all make lists for all the 'stuff' that we so desire. It is the time of year to ask others, "what do you want for Christmas?" Not that giving gifts is bad in itself, but the consumeristic nature of modern Christmas does reveal something about our hearts. The craving for more 'stuff' and newer 'things' shows the deep longings that exist in our hearts. It shows that no matter how much 'stuff' we have, we will still want more.

However, as Psalm 34 points out, those who fear and trust fully in the LORD live with a deep sense of contentment. They lack no good thing. They have everything they could possibly need, because everything our human hearts long for are ultimately found in Jesus. Therefore, more than gift giving and shopping, Christmas should be a reminder that Jesus Christ has come, and with his coming, we have been given every good thing. Truly, since we have Jesus we lack nothing. The ultimate gift that truly satisfied has been given to us.

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