Gold bars. Author Stevebidmead. Source https://pixabay.com/en/gold-ingots-golden-treasure-513062. (CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication)
The world is not a safe place.
We may, at times, delude ourselves about that. We may make material things our security blanket, convince ourselves that wealth and luxury translate into safety. We may view self-assurance and independence as guarantees of success, confuse the strength God has lent us for our own.
But there will always be events and circumstances to teach us the foolishness of this. Celebrities may have the means to buy mansions. But despite his bank account, the rich man can lose a son. Despite her jewels, the rich woman will grow old. In the end, neither will escape death and judgment.
Worldly security is false. It is temporary. When we rely on it – especially to the detriment of those less fortunate – we miss out on God’s offer of real security. And we…
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