Psalm 34:10. Who is better equipped to take on the challenges of this world? A sheep with a good shepherd? Baah! Or a young lion? Raah! In this context it becomes very obvious that the sheep with a good shepherd will fair better than a young lion. A good sheep can rely on his shepherd for protection and to fulfill his every need.
Matthew 7:11. Most of us know that our parents will always strive to provide us with good things. God who is perfect and never lies can do so much better in providing us good things. The best gift He provided us was the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ's crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. God will provide good things if we trust in Him.
Psalms 84:11. As a shepherd, God is the giver of grace and glory to His good sheep. If we are His good and faithful sheep, we will not go lacking. All God asks is that we have faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. If we doubt the truth of Jesus or try to do things on our own without God, we will go lacking.
Psalm 23:1. The 23rd Psalm say, "The Lord is our shepherd. We shall not want." If this is true, why do we lack? The reason we lack is that we do not really believe God's promises and we are not obedient to Him. God's promises are offered to all that accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. If we truly believe in God's promises, we will lack no good thing.
Mark 8:36. The Bible is clear that it is a bad choice to love money and material things above all else. God gives us choices in life, but he also warns us of the consequences of our choices.
Proverbs 10:4. The Bible tells us that we can be rich in our finances if we are diligent in our work. (Proverbs 10:4, “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich”). On the other hand, those who are slack in what they do will become poor.
Deuteronomy 30:9. One of God’s promises in the Bible concerning finances is that he will bless the work of our hands and our financial investments.
Deuteronomy 15:6. The Bible does sanction the lending of money. In Deuteronomy 15:6, God describes us having the ability to lend to others as a blessing and evidence of our abundance.
There is no greater joy when you can pass your joy on to others. Joy is infectious. The truth that comes from God is the ultimate source of joy. This type of joy is eternal in that we are trusting in God's eternal truths and the hope of eternal life. This Christ-centered joy is brought to the fullness and sustained by the power of the Holy Ghost that is in all Christians.
Jeremiah 9:6. You can define delusions from a Christian perspective as believing lies to be truth and denying the truth of God. We will start with little lies such as thinking that God is the God of love, but conveniently forgetting that he is also the God of righteousness. We will tell little, white lies to our neighbor to boost our prestige.