Devotional

Many Wants, One Need

Michael Beck Michael Beck

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3)

We want some things to such a point that we don’t think we can live without them.

“Give me children, or else I die.” (Gen. 30:1)

“And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die …” (Gen. 25:32)

But no matter how desperately we want something, there is only one thing we truly need – and that is God.

Life may be sweeter with many things in it. We may be happier if this or that was ours. But it is possible to have everything our soul wants and still be dead. We can be very happy, but very dead.

Life is found in knowing God and being vitally connected to Him through His Son Jesus Christ.

He IS Life. He may not be all we want; but He is all we truly need.


Michael Beck is a pastor in New York City and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.