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Psalm 20:7 – Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. (KJV)
Last winter, I stumbled on a heart-rending story as I surfed the Internet. In a clinic in China, an embattled lady in her frustration littered the floor of the patients' room with her bag full of hard-earned money.
She had been diagnosed with a cancer and desperately needed a cure, so she went with a bag full of money to the clinic to pay for an operation. But the sad news that made her go haywire was that her cancer was in a critical stage, and the doctors said that there was nothing that they could do for her any further.
So, with tears and great frustration, she cried aloud in the hospital, "Of what use is the money?" as she splashed the bank notes across the floor.
And I said to myself, "If only you would find Jesus now — or use His name, if you have found Him already."
Many persons believe so much in money that they come to think that they can't exist without it. Even as Christians, we can get to a point in our lives where we tell God to hold on when we face some challenges that money can solve, and because we have money, we count on that to fix the problem.
From today's verse, we see that David never trusted in money but in the name of the Lord. In the past, chariots and horses were signs of great riches and wealth, and for sure, King David had plenty, but he chose to trust in God.
Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the Lord is a strong tower: and the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. (KJV)
Friend, the truth is that money cannot solve what Christ can solve in our lives. Money cannot give us protection from demonic attacks; money cannot buy us eternal life and spiritual gifts; money cannot buy miracles and vision and healing; money cannot give us salvation; and money can't save a shattering marriage — ask the divorced rich. But Jesus can. And at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow.
We must learn to lean on God in every situation and not on our salaries, bank accounts, and jobs. Our gaze must be unto the Lord, for our help comes from nowhere else but from the Lord.
In so doing, our faith in the Lord remains firm, and we are able to please Him.
Psalm 127:1 – Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. (KJV)
Our safety is only in the Lord. Pray with me:
Prayer: O God, help me to put my trust in You and not in money. Help me to know that You are the reason that I live, and that in You, I live, and move, and have my being. Jesus, from today, I trust in You implicitly. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
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Good message! Thank you.
Great food for thought, Owen.
Thank you. That was very uplifting.
Thanks, Owen, for these encouraging words.
Thank you for writing. I appreciate it. Keep well.
Thank you for your wise words.
Thank you, Owen, for your devotional and for reminding us of what truly matters. God bless you.
Thank you, Owen, for your very timely reminder in today’s devotional.
I hear you, Owen, and my heart sings as I read your good words this morning and know that you speak the truth. Thank you for helping me draw closer to Jesus today and increase my faith and understanding.
Thank you, Owen, you have given me some food for thought.
Thank you for this very meaningful devotional today, hopefully many are likely finding out now that the love of money is the root of all evil. Blessings to you.
Thank you for today’s very mindful devotional. Your words are so true that our trust in Jesus is the answer to whatever we must deal with in life. Money does not solve our problems.
Blessings for your writing.
Greetings from Canada, thank you very much for sharing your devotion today. I could really identify with every word.
I pray that you and your community and your family are all doing well and keeping safe in this traumatic time the world is experiencing.
Let’s all pray for one another near and far as Christians that this pandemic virus will pass soon as possible.
Stay safe and keep well my friend in Christ.
May good Lord bless you richly as you continue to share your devotions around the world.
Thank you for building up to this climax. Jesus, from today, I trust in You implicitly. In Your name, I pray. Amen.