We think there are so many things we need. And need, is how we frame it.
We can’t imagine not having that nice new car. We must have it. The new flat screen HD TV. Got to have it. The nice meal out. Must do it soon, even tonight.
Jesus challenges us to see our life in God’s world as the essence of what God is saying to us right now. That is the only thing that is important. Nothing else is. All else is an idol compared to our living God.
We must see our life as Jesus challenges us. We must change our minds about what is important. We can live a life that is focused on that steady stream of God’s words that He gives us every moment of every day.
Here are the key ideas:
- The only thing that matters is God’s word, what God is saying right now.
- God’s goal is for us to hear what he is saying.
- The word of God comes to us out the love and goodness of God.
It takes more than a great meal to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God’s mouth.” ~Jesus
Matthew 4:4 The Message