Who is the LORD?

Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is my portion, that I not be full and deny You and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ or that I not be in want and steal, and profane the name of my God” (Proverbs 30.8-9).

We are faced with making two realities in our lives. The first reality being one in which we trust God, we remember His name and honor it in our lives, and remain humbled by the provisions we have been blessed with. The second reality is one in which we forget about our God, and use sin as the means and support of our existence, whether that sin be in crime or pride.

As citizens of a highly affluent nation, we are burdened with feeling the possibility of ‘fullness’ that the proverb writer lamented. We experience many creature comforts, many pastimes, and many opportunities that can bring us to act out or even say out loud, “who is the LORD?” This reality, in truth, is an alternate reality to the one God has established for mankind.This is a reality that has no place for God, no need for righteousness, no thought for salvation, and renders no time for the gospel.

Let us pause for a moment and consider how much we have imported the world’s alternate reality into our own lives. Satan may not bring in the whole world, but he may put a sliver of it in there. Be watchful! Let us not disregard God even for a moment, lest we dare say, “Who is the LORD?”