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  • Five Needs in the Christian Life

    The psychologists and the teachers of the world tell us that we must have five things in order to be normal human beings. They are security, recognition, love, adventure and purpose.

    As I looked at each of these needs I thought these are all things that God provides for the Christian in salvation. I am sure the psychologists mean security in the human sense and recognition to support self esteem, love of another human, adventure to make life exciting and purpose for fulfillment of the human experiment. This is far from what God provides in the salvation of our souls.

    What God gives to us is eternal not just for the human life span.

    Security - “And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish.” John 10:28

    Recognition – “As many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.” John 1:12

    Love – “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son.” John 3:16

    Adventure – “He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus come forth. And he that was dead came forth.” John 11: 43-44

    Purpose – “I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:3

    The great difference between what man can do and what God can do is that man’s provision is but for a season; God’s is for all eternity. What man promises can and will fail. God has not, cannot, and will not fail in the promises He has made to the believer.

    Thank God for His promise of security, recognition, love, adventure and purpose for each of us who will receive Him. I think I would rather trust God and His word and promise rather than the psychology of the world.

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