May 2019, Vol. 38, No. 5

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God Knows Our True Needs!

posted on May 1, 2019

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Science says that we need 4 basic things in order for us to survive: 1) Water, 2) Air, 3) Food, 4) Light.

Jesus has the perfect water. “Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water’…Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life’” (John 4:10, 13-14).

Our air, our very breath, comes from God. “Nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things” (Acts 17:25). “Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people in it, and spirit to those who walk in it” (Isaiah 42:5).

Jesus offers bread. “I am the bread of life…I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” (John 6:48, 51).

Jesus is the Light. “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness” (John 12:46).

Science is right, we need Jesus to live. “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in Me will never die. Do you believe this?’” (John 11:25-26).

Brad Tolbert
Monticello church of Christ
Monticello, AR

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