Daily Devotional

by Larry Stockstill
The women who traveled with Jesus and His disciples were "contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples"

(Luke 8:3). Joanna was the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod's household. She obviously was a person of great means, and God used her as a channel to supply the needs of the Son of God here on earth.

What a privilege it must have been to give one's personal wealth for Jesus' daily provision of food, clothing, and shelter! While Jesus presented the life-giving Word to the cities and villages in the area, these generous and loving women kept the supply lines open to the battlefront.

Wealth is given by God to finance His purposes in redeeming humanity (Deuteronomy 8:17-18). He blessed His people in Palestine, "a land where food is plentiful and nothing is lacking" (v. 9). He still blesses His people with wealth today, not so they can hoard it and become proud, but as a means for world evangelism.

Claim your abundance, and then pour it upon the feet of Jesus (Luke 7:37-38). You will not lose your wealth, for in eternity you will find it again.

Reading Plan

Old Testament

Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20

New Testament

Luke 7:36-8:3

Psalms

Psalm 69:1-18

Proverbs

Proverbs 12:1