See God as Your Source

Daily Devotional

Hosea 2:8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.

Sometimes we operate as if other people or things are our source, Whenever we do that we are making a grave mistake. James 1:17 reminds us that “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights”. What the scripture is telling us is that every good thing that we receive is from our Heavenly Father. Although God may use different people to get stuff to us that does not alter the fact that it ultimately came from Him. Some of the people that God may use to give to us include: family members, friends, Pastors, church members, employers. However, none of these persons is our source. Always see God as your source.

Not seeing God as your source will create a problem because who or what you see as your source for anything is who or what you will seek in order to obtain that thing. The Children of Israel were a perfect example of those not seeing God as their source. Hosea 2:8 confirms this when it says “she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil”. God gave them their provision but they did not acknowledge Him as their source. Because they failed to see God as their source, they attributed the provision to something else – Baal. When we do not see God as our source, something or someone else will get the credit for what He has done. 

The second thing that happened because the Israelites did not see God as their source was that they sought after Baal,which they saw as their source. The problem that this created for Israel is that their actions angered God and their supply got less and less. When we do not acknowledge God as our source, our supply will ultimately diminish. It is important to see Him as your source. 

Life Application: See God as your source by expressing gratitude to Him for your provision and seek Him to meet your needs. 

Prayer: Lord, you are the source of my strength, provision, life and all the good things in this world. Thanks for being faithful and may I never forget that you are my source. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Published by Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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