They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine, they shall be satisfied. (Psalm 37:19)


God wants His people to live by their faith and not depend on the Babylonian system of the world. Babylon is characterized by any system trying to meet its needs without God. Jesus taught His disciples how get off the world’s system and tap into the economy of the kingdom of heaven. Jesus came to take them, and us, above the system. He came to show us how to get our needs met independent of any earthly system and the constraints of time. 

Jesus was teaching His disciples that God is going to provide for us. It doesn’t make any difference what’s going on in the systems of the world. Unfortunately, most of God’s people are still depending on the world. They’ve switched kingdoms, meaning they are born again, but they haven’t switched systems to get their physical needs met.

Psalm 37:19 says, “They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine, they shall be satisfied.” In other words, God’s people are going to have more than enough. It doesn’t make any difference what the economy is experiencing. As a child of Almighty God, you are in this world, but not of this world. When God sends you in the world, He doesn’t want you to live and depend on the world, because you can’t transform a world you’re depending on.


Dear God, I praise You for Your goodness to me and for teaching me that I don’t have to depend on this world’s system to get my needs met. In Your kingdom, I operate by faith, trusting Your Word that says I shall have more than enough no matter what’s going on in the world’s economy. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Bill Winston’s book, Climbing Without Compromise. Order this amazing book today!

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