- Gen. 1:29 "And
God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon
the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding
seed; to you it shall be for meat."
- Gen. 2:9
"And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant
to the sight, and good for food..."
- Gen. 6:21
"And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it
to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them."
- Matt. 5:6
"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after Righteousness: for
they shall be filled."
- Matt. 6:25 "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? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap,
nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much
better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow;
they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field,
which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe
you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or,
What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for
your Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye
first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added
- Ps. 55:22 "Cast
thy burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer
the righteous to be moved."
- Ps. 16:5
"The LORD is The Portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest
- Ps. 73:26
"My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is The Strength Of My Heart, and my
Portion for ever."
- Ps. 119:57
"Thou art my Portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep Thy Words."
- Ps. 142:5
"I cried unto Thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my Refuge and my Portion
in the land of the living."
- Lam. 3:24
"The LORD is my Portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him."
- Ps. 27:13
"I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living."
- Ps. 132:15-16
"I will abundantly bless her [ZION] provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. I
will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for
- Ps. 112:9
"He hath dispersed, He hath given to the poor; His righteousness endureth
for ever; His horn shall be exalted with honour."
- Ps. 136:25
"Who giveth food to all flesh: for His mercy endureth for ever."
- Deut. 10:18
"He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger,
in giving him food and raiment."
- 1 Pet. 5:7
"Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you."
- Ps. 31:19
"Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that
fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of
- Is. 60:17-18
"For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood
brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors
righteousness. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction
within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise."
- Is. 64:4
"For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the
ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside Thee, what He hath prepared
for him that waiteth for Him."
- Ps. 65:11
"Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness; and Thy paths drop fatness."
- Ps. 107:9
"For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with
- Ps. 22:26
"The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that
seek Him: your heart shall live for ever."
- Prov. 27:25-27
"The hay appeareth, and the tender grass showeth itself, and herbs of the mountains
are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the
field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy
household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens."
- Ps. 63:5
"My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth
shall praise Thee with joyful lips."
- Ps. 103:5
"Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed
like the eagle's."
- Deut. 32:13-14
"He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat
the increase of the fields; and He made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil
out of the flinty rock; Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and
rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou
didst drink the pure blood of the grape."
- Ps. 81:16
"He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with
honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee."
- Ps. 36:8-10
"They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy House; and
Thou shalt make them drink of The River Of Thy Pleasures. For with Thee is
the Fountain Of Life: in Thy Light shall we see light. O continue Thy lovingkindness
unto them that know Thee; and Thy righteousness to the upright in heart."
- Luke 1:53
"He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent
- Ps. 147:9
"He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry."
- Ps. 147:14
"He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of
- Ps. 146:7
"Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry.
The LORD looseth the prisoners."
- 1 Cor. 2:9
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered
into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love
- Ps. 104:27-28
"These wait all upon Thee; that Thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
That Thou givest them they gather: Thou openest Thine hand, they are filled
- Ps. 145:15-16
"The eyes of all wait upon Thee; and Thou givest them their meat in due season.
Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing."
- Ezek. 34:27
"And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall
yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know
that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them
out of the hand of those that served themselves of them."
- Ps. 34:10
"The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall
not want any good thing."
- Ps. 104:14
"He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of
man: that He may bring forth food out of the earth."
- Ps. 78:13
"He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the
waters to stand as an heap. 14 In the daytime also He led them with a cloud, and
all the night with a light of fire. 15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them
drink as out of the great depths. 16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters
to run down like rivers. 17 And they sinned yet more against Him by provoking the Most High
in the wilderness. 18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?
He smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can
He give bread also? can He provide flesh for His people? 21 Therefore the LORD heard
this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up
against Israel; 22
Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in His Salvation: 23 Though He had commanded
the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven, 24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and
had given them of the corn of heaven. 25 Man did eat angels' food: He sent them meat to
the full. 26
He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by His power He brought in the
south wind. 27
He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of
- Rom. 13:14
"But put ye on the LORD Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh,
to fulfil the lusts thereof."
- Rom. 11:22
"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity;
but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in His Goodness: otherwise
thou also shalt be cut off."
- Acts 14:17
"Nevertheless He left not Himself without witness, in that He did good, and
gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and
- Ps. 23:5,6
"Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou
anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the House of the LORD
- Ps. 92:10
"But my horn shalt Thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed
with Fresh Oil."
- Is. 49:8
"Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day
of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a Covenant
of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves.
They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.
shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for
He that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall He
- 2 Cor. 9:10-11
"Now He that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food,
and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being
enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving
- Ps. 145:7
"They shall abundantly utter the memory of Thy Great Goodness, and shall
sing of Thy Righteousness."
- Gen. 41:36
"And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years
of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through
- Gen. 48:15
"And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac
did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day."
- 1 Tim. 6:8
"And having food and raiment let us be therewith content."
Supplies ---New Window
by J. Hudson Taylor (1832-1905)
from the autobiography
To China... with Love
"Not infrequently our God brings His people into difficulties on
purpose that they may come to know Him as they could not otherwise do. Then He reveals
Himself as 'a very present help in trouble,' and makes the heart glad indeed at each
fresh revelation of a Father's faithfulness. We who only see so small a part of the
sweet issues of trial often feel that we would not for anything have missed them;
how much more shall we bless and magnify His name when all the hidden things are
brought to light!"
in Man's Dependence ---New Window
by Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
"That the creature should have so absolute
and universal a dependence on God, provision is made that God should have our whole
souls, and should be the object of our undivided respect. If we had our dependence
partly on God, and partly on something else, man's respect would be divided to those
different things on which he had dependence. Thus it would be if we depended on God
only for a part of our good, and on ourselves, or some other being, for another part:
or if we had our good only from God, and through another that was not God, and in
something else distinct from both, our hearts would be divided between the good itself,
and him from whom, and him through whom, we received it. But now there is no occasion
for this, God being not only he from or of whom we have all good, but also through
whom, and is that good itself, that we have from him and through him. So that whatsoever
there is to attract our respect, the tendency is still directly towards God; all
unites in him as the centre."
Our Substance Blessed
"Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store"
by C. H. Spurgeon
"Obedience brings a blessing on all the provisions which our industry earns
for us. That which comes in and goes out at once, like fruit in the basket which
is for immediate use, shall be blest; and that which is laid by with us for a longer
season shall equally receive a blessing. Perhaps ours is a hand-basket portion. We
have a little for breakfast and a scanty bite for dinner in a basket when we go out
to do our work in the morning. This is well, for the blessing of God is promised
to the basket. If we live from hand to mouth, getting each day's supply in the day,
we are as well off as Israel; for when the LORD entertained His favored people He
only gave them a day's manna at a time. What more did they need? What more do we
But if we have a store, how much we need the LORD to bless it! For there is the care
of getting, the care of keeping, the care of managing, the care of using; and, unless
the LORD bless it, these cares will eat into our hearts till our goods become our
gods and our cares prove cankers.
O LORD, bless our substance. Enable us to use it for Thy glory. Help us to keep worldly
things in their proper places, and never may our savings endanger the saving of our
- excerpt from "Faith's Checkbook" ---New Window SEE
Window by C. H. Spurgeon
"Whereby are given unto us Exceeding Great And Precious Promises:
that by These ye might be partakers of the Divine Nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience Godliness;
And to Godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
For if these things be in you, and abound,
They make you that ye shall neither be barren nor
in the Knowledge of our LORD Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 1:4-8
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