A Daily Allowance

Posted by Al Hathaway Monday, February 14, 2011

"Day by day the king gave Jehoiachin a regular allowance as long as he lived." 2 Kings 25:30


Jehoiachin wasn't sent away from the king's palace with provisions that would last him for months; rather, his allowance was given to him on a daily basis.

In a very real sense his situation is akin to our own. A daily portion is all that a person really wants. We don't need tomorrow's supplies; that day has not yet dawned, and its wants are yet unborn. The thirst which we may allow in the month of June doesn't need to be quenched in February, because we don't feel it yet; if we have enough for each day as the day arrives we shall never know want.

Sufficient for the day is all that we can enjoy. We cannot eat, drink or wear more than a day's supply of food and clothing; the surplus gives us the worry of storing it, and the anxiety of watching against a robber or thief.

This is all that we can expect; a craving for more than this is ungrateful. When our Father doesn't give us more we should be content with His daily allowance.

"Thou my everlasting portion, More than friend or life to me, All along my pilgrim journey, Savior let me walk with Thee."

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