Contrasting Two Kinds of Need

This is a subsidiary post of Contrasting Two Kinds.
It is also a subsidiary post of Need.

There are physical needs and there are spiritual needs – that is, needs for the body and needs for the soul.

As for physical needs, it is clear that we should always maintain a concern for the poor and not overlook basic and genuine physical needs (see James 1:15-16 below).  Nevertheless, for ourselves we are always to consider our spiritual needs more important than our physical needs.

Matthew 4:1-4

Matthew 6:25-34

Luke 12:22-34

Acts 6:2

2 Corinthians 12:7-9

James 2:15, 16  –  A greeting of peace may be desirable from a spiritual standpoint, but is of no help to the body that is in need.

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