It All Belongs to God (1)
We fear losing our job, our health insurance and our retirement benefits, so we amass possessions, thinking the more we have the safer we are. The same insecurity motivated the builders of the Tower of Babel: ‘…let us build…a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth’ (Genesis 11:4 NKJV).
Can’t you hear the fear in those words?
Just like us stockpiling investments, possessions, and property, they accumulated and stacked until their tower of belongings grew so tall it reached heaven. Then they said, ‘We are safe!’ But God said, ‘No, you aren’t!’ The Bible says, ‘Command those who are rich…not to…trust in uncertain riches but in the living God…’ (1 Timothy 6:17 NKJV).
Riches don’t bring security. The more you have, the more you have to lose! It’s ironic; the more you accumulate the more protective you become, and the greater your concern that it could all be swept away by events you can’t control. That’s not how God intended you to live. He wants you to save and He wants you to sow. And when you’ve done all that wisdom demands, to trust in nothing but Him.
The Psalmist said, ‘…Living things…small and great…all wait for You, that You may give them their food in due season’ (Psalms 104:25-27 NKJV). And He does. God’s the great giver, absolutely generous and utterly dependable. The resounding message of Scripture is clear: God owns it all. God shares it all. So place your trust in Him—not in belongings.
‘These all wait for You, that You may give them their food in due season.’ Psalms 104:27 NKJV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Matthew 13:44-45; proverbs 2; 1-5; 3:14-15; 8:17-21
the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found & covered up. Then in his joy he goes & sells all that he has & buys that field! Again, the kingdom of heaven
is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went & sold all that he had & bought it! My child, if you receive My words & treasure up My commandments within you, if you seek it like silver & search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord & find the knowledge of God! Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, & the one who gets understanding. She is more precious than jewels, & nothing you desire can compare with her! I love those who love Me, & those who seek Me diligently find Me! Riches & honor are with Me, enduring wealth & righteousness. My fruit is better than gold! I grant an inheritance to those who love Me, & I fill their treasuries!
Have you found the hidden treasure yet? You will know by your joy! Search for Him today & He will allow you to find his precious treasure! Seek for Him diligently! He has shown you the way! Never delay!