“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” Luke 15:7.
We must be in a constant state of neediness of God.
We cannot function rightly without Him. We desperately need His guidance.
I must get to know Him better so that I can rightly represent Him in everything that I do.
I cannot be looking at others thinking that they really need God. I can never think that if they keep this up then maybe some time they will be as “good” as I am. What foolishness!
I am the one needing God permanently. I will never reach a level above needy. If I am ever “above needy,” I know that I misunderstand my true self.
The big danger of the self-righteous is that they begin to live independent of God. My dependence on God must be permanent.
There is great comfort in knowing that God will take care of me. My part is to trust Him in everything.
“Lord, I need You every second. Forgive me for independent living. It is ungodly. Direct me. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah. I love You, Lord.”
If you aren’t needy of God, good luck!