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Living At The Top of The Food Chain

Posted: Tuesday, August 15

 Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship &amp; Music Pastor

Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship & Music Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Nehemiah 9:22-10:39
1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13
Psalm 34:1-10
Proverbs 21:13

Verse of the day:

“Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.” (Psalm 34:10 NLT)


Lions are often described as the King of the Jungle which is sort of a misnomer since most lions live in the savanna. A more scientific approach would categorize lions as apex predators or alpha predators. They hunt others but are generally not hunted themselves. (R.I.P. Cecil) Humans have often admired the idea of living at the top of the food chain. What would it feel like to be untouchable? What would it feel like to be the strongest, the smartest, or the richest?

 

The truth is that many of us have achieved this status in one way or another. We work hard to attain the promotion. We budget and plan to insure our financial future. We diet and exercise to maintain our health. We love the idea of being invincible. What if you were never afraid? What if you never had to worry? 

 

In Psalms 34, God addresses the apex predators. “Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry.” God wants you to know that even if you WERE the King of the Jungle . . . even if you were the hunter and not the hunted . . . even if you were the strongest, the richest, or the smartest . . . even on your best day with your best self . . . YOU STILL NEED GOD! Our money, our talent, and our health will never fully sustain us. Without God, we will keep coming up short time and time again. Trust in the Lord. “Those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.”