“The Lord will not let the righteous go hungry…”
~ Proverbs 10:3
I remember how this text struck me as I read it for the first time as a young boy in South Africa just as talks of white property confiscation began many years ago. In my particular case, my first thought was: what if the government takes everything and leaves us out on the street? How will we pay for food? How will we eat?
These questions have come back to haunt me with increased intensity now that I’ve become a father. If there’s one thing I can fathom that’s worse than starvation, it would be to see my little children starve to death in front of me.
Then there’s Proverbs 10:3, a text the Holy Spirit keeps bringing me back to, and the many, many other promises of God. In particular the Psalms assure us not only of His care and love for us, but also attest that He will destroy our enemies and remove the obstacles to prosperity in our path. If we repent, we know that God will make His promises come true, and we can always rest in the fact that He, the Almighty, makes all things work together for our good (Rom. 8:28).
The same applies to our people. I know that, if we as a nation and a race repent and seek God’s Kingdom first, He has a glorious future in store for us. We must just let go of our idols and put all of our hope and trust in Him.