Big Idea: God is our everything.
Lamentations 3.24 (CSB): I say, "The LORD is my portion, therefore, I will put my hope in him."
In Casino Royale of the Daniel Craig 007 series, James Bond is in a high stakes Poker Tournament with Le Chriffre (who Bond is also trying to catch). Bond goes all in and looses his money. He had nothing left and had to get out of the game. Bond put all of his eggs in one basket and lost them all.
We are constantly cautioned against putting all of our eggs in one basket because we might lose everything. However, each of us is completely secure when we are totally committed to God. Jeremiah wrote that the LORD is my portion. In other words, the LORD was his everything. Apart from God, Jeremiah recognized that he had nothing. However, Jeremiah understood that with God he had everything. All that Jeremiah had belonged to God.
What about you? Is the Lord really your potion...your everything? Have you put all of your eggs in his basket or are you holding some back for safety? Because God is our everything, we can have great confidence when we commit our entire self to him and his kingdom.
In fact, since we have been declared righteous by faith (Rom. 5.1), we already have everything that we need!
-In your own words, explain what it means that God is our portion.
-Search for other verses where God is referenced as our portion and jot them down (and read them, too).
-Pray and thank God for providing everything you need in Christ. Ask him to help you recognize his provision in your everyday life.
God is our potion, Christ our companion, the Spirit our Comforter, earth our lodge, and Heaven is our home. —Charles Spurgeon