Devotions By Jan

Good and Plenty


Scripture for Today: Proverbs 30:8b-9 “…but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal and so dishonor the name of my God.”

This is my husband’s favorite candy, other than chocolate.  It is a classic first produced in 1893 and it is said to be the oldest branded candy in the United States.  But I am not too enthusiastic about the pink ones after learning that they are colored from a red dye called “K-Carmine.”  This dye is made from the crushed bodies of the female cochineal insect!!  Still, it is tasty and chewy, and yes, good and plenty!

Today’s verse recognizes the danger of having too much or not enough.  Too much and we tend to forget God, being entirely self-sufficient.  When we have plenty and everything is good, why pray?  There is no need to depend on Him for anything.  Jesus warned that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter God’s Kingdom (Mark 10:25).  To have plenty or more than enough keeps us from realizing our spiritual needs.  But to constantly be in need for the basics of life can make one bitter towards God.  Neither extreme is good.

I am so thankful to belong to One who takes care of daily need.  He does not give me too much.  He only gives me what I need.  He knows much more than I do what I can handle and what I cannot!  He is good and His grace is plenty.  I do not need to wish or yearn for anything except more of Him.

Thank you Lord, that Your provision today will be perfect!


2 thoughts on “Good and Plenty

  1. Hi Jan. I am in South Carolina at the moment but wanted to comment.. I too love Good and plenty candies ( my favorite as well). Did not know about the coloring😟 But you knowyour faithfulness I will
    Probably still eat them. So sad huh.?
    Also wanted you to know that your daily devotions always bless me. I usually read them on the run. Just wanted to thank you for


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