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“And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea became rich from her prosperity, for in one hour she has been laid waste!’” (Revelation 18:19)

The wealth of this world is temporary.  From the fiat money to the things which wear out, nothing will last.  Wealth in this age is an illusion.  Come to the place where true wealth is given freely.  Well, maybe not entirely free, for you must submit yourself and work hard to take it all in, but it is yours for the asking.  Run with the world and leave it with nothing or walk with the Lord and leave prepared for eternity.

Lord, I can see this clearly.  I’ve been to enough funerals, and I can see it.  But I am in a trap and run the worldly race anyway.  Help me, Lord, to understand, take it in, and live according to Your goodness and mercy.  You have the words of eternal life and we both know what sin has done to my soul.  You know better than I.  Let my life not be laid waste but uplifted in You so that I live according to Your will.

Lord Jesus, in all areas of my life, I need Your salvation.  You alone can wash away my sins.  To the core of my being, it needs to be washed away.  Guide me Lord in the way You know I need to go.  According to the Father’s will, Holy Spirit, conform me to Christ.  I am a child of God in the making, not a wealthy-of-this-world person of my own making.  Lead me as I need to be led and keep my eyes upon You.  Amen.

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  • Claire Bonney says:

    Thank you, the devotion today was very appropriate for what is happening in the world and country today.
    I always enjoy reading this column.
    May the Lord bless you and keep you in this time of turmoil in our Country and World.