This is one of those verses that just about everyone knows even if they have very limited familiarity with the Bible. We need to ask ourselves if we truly believe this verse. How many of us have ever really experienced an unfulfilled need in our lives? If we don’t count the days that we fast or the times we missed a meal because we chose to, have we ever had a day when we didn’t have three meals or at least have the opportunity to have three meals? Most of us could probably go ten days or more without wearing any of our clothes twice. If we are honest, the large majority of those reading this have never experienced a true “need” in our lives. The truth is that we in the United States could probably clothe most of the needy in our land by giving away the clothes we don’t need or wear. We could feed families on the food we throw away. When we pray that God will feed the hungry and clothe the needy, do we ever consider that He might be saying to us, “I have but you haven’t passed it on to them yet”? Maybe God has chosen not to give us any more until we use what we have got for His honor and glory by helping others.
Well said, Wally. Most of us suffer from a prosperity glut.