(Start of Advent)
Where is Your Treasure?
It is better to trust in the Lord
Throughout Western culture, there is a deep economic discontent among people in every walk of life. People want more and more things. They forget that we are enjoying the highest standard of living the world has ever known. And yet, sadly, still there is poverty, and hundreds of agencies are trying to do something about it; but we are dissatisfied. We want more, more, more. But Jesus said, “You cannot serve God and money” (Matt 6:24). He said that a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things that he possesses.
The influence economist Adolf Berle, in his study of power, points out that riches often make people solitary and lonely and, of course, afraid. Many times a rich man knows loneliness and fear, because when he makes wealth his god, it leaves him empty. You see, without God life loses its zest and purpose and meaning. In Psalm 118, the Bible says: It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man.
Advent is a time of hope; If you are feeling empty today, then look unto the Lord, trust in the Lord and allow Him to fill your empty heart with hope, and joy today.
1 John 2:15-17.
God my Provider, help me to live a godly life, sharing what I have and being content with the good things You have provided for me. Fill my heart today with hope and joy. In Jesus name. Amen.