Gems on the Sword — Misplaced Trust — February 18

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Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

Misplaced Trust February 18

Scripture Selection: Psalm 49:6, 10-11; Prov. 18:11-12; Mat. 19:16-26

Food for Thought: Prov. 18:11

As you go about your day today, make sure you do a priority check. Where have you placed your trust? What is your motive for what you have planned for the day? What pressures are you facing? Is money the motivating factor because that is where you have placed your trust as the solution for everything?

God never said you couldn’t have money, but money should not become a wall built up that prevents you from following Jesus. So many people get caught up in the confidence of riches, dragging themselves out of bed every day with only the stressful motivation of trying to build up wealth and the fear that if they don’t, then all will be lost. It’s a trap, and it will never fulfill them.

Be sure today that your focus, your decisions, your desires, are all based on the will of Jesus Christ and your trust in Him, not on trust in riches and the pursuit of them. Put your confidence in Him; He can be trusted. And He promises to never leave you nor forsake you. He will give you life, and life in abundance. Trust Him.

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2 Responses to Gems on the Sword — Misplaced Trust — February 18

  1. Bruce says:

    “…for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Mt 6:28-34) says it all. Also:

    “Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. (Mal 3:9-12).

    Of course God’s blessing is a treasure in heaven, not on earth, but he loves us and provides for us in this life too. But if you become obsessive in a love for money often you will lose even it, like the lady mayor who somehow managed to put a billion dollars through poker machines. Her arm must be tired!

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