Since you trust in your deeds and riches, you too will be taken captive. NIV
Trust in anything other than God is pure foolishness.
I love how this verse ties with the parable of the sower in Mark 4. Verses 18 and 19 say, “Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word, but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things, come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.” NIV
The deceitfulness of wealth … choke(s) the word.
Trust in … riches, you too will be taken captive.
My security doesn’t come, can’t come, from my the balance in my bank account. The volatility of the financial markets in the last couple of years have driven that point home very effectively.
My hope, my trust, my future is in God alone.
That’s what I’ll think about today.