Monday, October 2, 2017 Devotion
‘Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich, When the glory of his house is increased; For when he dies he will carry nothing away; His glory will not descend after him.” (Psalm 49:16-17)
How many in our day look to wealth as the answer to their problems. It is not, for look to the rich and you will see that they are no better off than the poor. More comfortable perhaps, but their families have just as many problems. Everything belongs to the Lord, so what He gives in stewardship is only temporarily ours. Let your wealth be the relationship you have with the Lord.
Lord, I do see this principle, but this world is so steeped in greed and avarice that I do not see when it grabs hold of me. Guide me O Lord to look to You knowing that only in You is there hope and an eternal future. Lead me according to Your never-failing Word to walk with You all the days of this life in preparation for all that is to come. Guide me by Your Word to walk with You now and always.
Lord Jesus, You have come that we may have life and have it eternally. Through You and by Your grace, You enable all who walk with You to live into the life to come. You are the way, truth and life and only in You is there hope. Lead me Lord Jesus in Your way that I would walk with You every moment of every day as You do what needs to be done in and through me. Amen.