Yahweh will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry, but He thrusts away the desire of the wicked.
In the third comic of Fools Made Wise, we get a deeper glimpse into Leroy’s desires and foolishness.
The comic starts with Leroy coming to James wondering what he is doing. James answers that Pop asked him to write down all the ways God provided for them that year for their yearly newsletter. As James does this, he realizes that there was never a time they went without what they needed (a clear reference to the first part of the Proverb, that God does not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry).
In clear contrast to James, Leroy is angry. He retorts that everything he desires, he never gets (a clear reference to the second part of the Proverb, that God thrusts away the desires of the wicked).
James asks him what kinds of things he is asking for. Perking up a little bit, Leroy responds that he is just asking for the 4 B’s to the good life: babes, bucks, booze, and belongings.
The comic ends with James smacking his head and sighing heavily at Leroy’s insistence that there is nothing wrong with his requests.
So in this comic, you have James content with how God has provided for their needs over and over again (showing us that God takes care of His kids. Matthew 6:33 says that as we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all the things we need will be given to us as well).
On the opposite side of the spectrum, you have Leroy getting mad at God that he isn’t getting all the things he wants on demand. To Leroy, God is like Santa Claus, doling out everything a person could want to satisfy their base desires. Much to Leroy’s surprise (and annoyance), God does not work that way! God sees our GREATEST need and has met that in His Son, Jesus Christ.
If He meets our greatest need, won’t He also meet our lesser needs as well? Of course He will! Leroy is a great reminder that God is a good Father who delights to give good gifts to His children.
John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
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