Can God be worse than an infidel?

Today I would like to share an interesting perspective on how we can have faith that God will provide for us. We must first realize that we are God’s children. In Galatians 3:26 we can read, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” Because of our salvation, we have been adopted into His family. We are the children of God by the faith we have in Christ Jesus. In short, all Christians are God’s children. So now that we know that God is our father, we can read 1 Timothy 5:8 in a new light.

1 Timothy 5:8 says, “If any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel.” So if we are God’s children, and He doesn’t provide for us, God is worse than an infidel. How could God deny the faith that He is the source of? How could God be worse than an infidel? The answer is simple, He can’t.  We know that, whatever our situation may be, God will provide for us. As Jesus preached in Matthew 6, “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?” If you are a Christian, I would like to encourage you, God will provide for you. He cares for His children and will not allow them to be deprived of food, water, clothes, or any other necessities.

In the Old Testament, Israel needed water, and he caused water to come out of a rock, twice. When they were hungry, He miraculously provided heavenly bread for them to eat, for forty years! When Jesus was on the earth, he caused food to multiply so the multitudes could be fed, twice. Time and time again, God provides for the needs of His children.

God is powerful. He knows all and is over all. Isn’t it comforting that we, being His children, are important to Him.

“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”

Psalm 37:25

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