We are living at a time when the drive of many people is to accumulate as much resources as possible. People are working nonstop to get the extra coin which is considered a security against the rainy day. We base our security on how much we have in our bank account and we feel vulnerable when the little we have starts to dwindle. Jesus made it clear in the Scriptures that a persons life is not contained in the abundance of their possession. The security of God’s people is not based on how much they have accumulated but rather how much they can trust God to take care of them in a rainy day. While saving and accumulating resources is not bad in itself, it becomes a snare when we substitute our security in God with things. The story of Jonathan and his armor bearer attacking a Philistines army camp is one we can learn from. When king Saul and his soldiers were hiding in fear, Jonathan encouraged his aide they go attack the enemy camp reminding him that nothing can prevent God from saving whether with many or few. God gave them duo great victory because they recognized that God does not use the numbers in saving his people. Where do you feel vulnerable because your resources are few? Where do you base your confidence on what you have rather than whom you have? How much do you consider enough to give you enough security in life? Until we realize that God is all we need in life, we shall always go through life feeling deficient. We should make God our chief treasure for only He can guarantee our ultimate security now and in the future. He keeps us going through the bad days and his faithfulness will be available even for our great grandchildren. No matter how much you have today, nothing can hinder God from using it to meet all his purposes in your life!
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 NIV
Last modified: July 30, 2020