(Reminder: I’m doing an A to Z devotional blog.)
Want appears in the Old Testament 25 times and in the New Testament 5 times.
Here are a couple of my favorite verses with the word Want:
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)
“Oh, fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.” (Psalm 34:9)
The over-riding theme is that if we are serving God wholeheartedly, we don’t have to be distraught over Want. He is faithful to provide all that we need. Yes, I realize there’s a difference in wanting and needing. But if God is the ruler of our hearts, we begin to want what He wants. He transforms our hearts to His own heart. This is amazing!
Waldorf salad isn’t in the Bible, but I’m guessing most of the ingredients could have been found in the Garden of Eden if Eve hadn’t been so obsessed with wanting apple pie.
We find the word Wrestle in the New Testament, and we’re reminded of the necessity of becoming spiritual Warriors. (See what I did there? I added another W word. Tee Hee Hee.)
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
I love Walking tacos—ground beef mixed with Fritos and cheddar cheese right inside the Frito bag. This would’ve been so convenient for the disciples.
We find the word Wander in the Old Testament Book of Hosea:
“Woe to them! For they have wandered from me.” (Hosea 7:13)
Did you catch the other W word in the above Scripture? Though God pronounced judgment on the Israelites for wandering away from Him in Hosea, He was ready to welcome them back if they would return with repentant hearts.
So the bottom line: We experience the Woe of God’s judgment when we wander, but we receive His Welcome if we’ll seek His forgiveness.
Bible scholars are still searching for Waffles but haven’t found them in either the Old or New Testaments. The disciples could have become famous for coming up with the “chicken and waffles” dish. But of course, being known for spreading the gospel is much better!