Wealth and riches … attractive? Not so much.

Jeremiah 48:7a

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.

Powerful stuff.

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.

 

 

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Filed under Jeremiah, Old Testament, Trust

2 responses to “Wealth and riches … attractive? Not so much.

  1. I so much enjoy your posts and don’t take time to tell you, but thank you. Today’s post especially hit home. It’s so easy to let other things get in the way of our focus on Jesus! But there certainly is no security outside of Him. God Bless!

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