Everything else is icing on the cake

Jeremiah 28: 15

Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, “Listen Hananiah!  The LORD has not sent you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust in lies.” NIV

There will be no lack of things that will attempt to gain our trust.

As Christians, we are called to be discerning.  Our eternal trust must be in God, in the hope of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

One of the greatest joys of our life here is the privilege of forming deep and lasting relationships.   I don’t believe in any way that these verses on trust are saying not to do that.

Instead, I think that they are reminding us that God must remain first and foremost in our lives.  Everything else is icing on the cake.

But, we must be on our guard against those who will tempt us to focus on the sweetness of the icing … who will persuade us to put something else or someone else ahead of God.  In some cases, “those” can include our own wants and desires, which are among the easiest things to sinfully put in God’s place.

These lessons on trust are valuable.  They’re providing me a multidimensional perspective.  One for which I am truly thankful.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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