So Smooth’s message last weekend was awesome. We were talking some the week before he gave it and our conversation rekindled my soapbox on needs vs. wants. So, what is a need?
There are tons of philosophies on this out there. Everything from Freudian psychology to Christian pop culture (His Needs / Her Needs or more recently the unbiblical concept of a “love tank” in Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages) purports there are these unmet needs that people have. Well, I’d like to challenge that. A need is something someone can’t live without. The most obvious physical needs are food, water, and /maybe/ shelter. Not sure on that one. Other than those, everything else is a want.
There is one other very important need that I believe outranks food and water. That is a personal relationship with the God of the universe through His Son Jesus. Without that, we’re all just dead men and women anyway.