“We are needy; God is the provider. God has designed humans to be dependent. From the moment of birth, we rely on the kindness of others to meet our needs. We need our parents to feed us, dress us, and even train us to sleep. Even as we grow older, we remain tremendously needy. We depend on others for relationships. We need communities in which to live and work. We depend on the government for safety and security. In other words, there is no such thing as the “self-made man.” Luther once reminisced that our physical needs remind us that we are but creatures composed of dirt. Our lives are frail, fragile, and wholly dependent on the goodness of God.”
– Albert Mohler
Sermon Series: James: Faith Alive
Sermon Title: Thanking God for Our Time, Talent, and Treasure
First Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 12:1-4
Second Bible Reading: James 4:13-5:6
A Prayer for Today: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Hymn for Sunday: “My Worth is Not in What I Own”