March 10 / Proverbs 10 / John 1


Proverbs 10:3

The Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish, but He casts away the desire of the wicked. [NKJV]

The Lord does not let good [righteous] people go hungry [starve], but he keeps evil people from getting what they want. [EXB]

The Lord will not let the righteous go hungry, but He denies the wicked what they crave. [HCSB]

God won’t starve an honest soul, but he frustrates the appetites of the wicked. [MSG]

The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked [NIV]

The Lord will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked. [NLT]

The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. [NRSV]

The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. [KJV]

Filling yourself with God will not leave you wanting anything.

John 1:18

No one has ever seen God; but the one and only God, in the Father’s embrace, has made Him known. [TLV]

Nobody has ever seen God. The only-begotten God, who is intimately close to the Father–he has brought him to light. [KNT]

The phrase “in closest relationship with the Father” (eis ton kolpon, John 1:18) conveys Jesus’ unmatched familiarity with the Father, which enabled him to reveal him in an unprecedented manner. The expression serves as an idiom for greatest possible intimacy, showing how close the evangelist considered Jesus’ relationship with the Father to be. While no one, including Moses, has ever seen God, Jesus made him known in a unique, climactic, and definitive way.


We follow Jesus because no human has ever been in closer intimate relationship with God. If you want to be close to God, get close to Jesus. If you want to know what God is like, He’s just like Jesus.

Jesus was and is the ultimate revelation of God. He is the mainline to YHWH.

You will never exhaust the person of Jesus Christ in this life. You cannot study Him too much. Our life is to be characterized by our fostering of an intimate, loving relationship with Jesus of Nazareth.

This is peace.

There is no Plan B.

A life of joy and shalom will flow only from your intimate connection to Jesus Christ. And it will happen. If you live from the center out. Spending time alone with Jesus will manifest in more good works than you could possibly do on your own by trying hard.

Center your life on the person of Jesus the Messiah, then live from your center.

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