In God we trust.



I find I still have trouble with idols.  Anything we put our trust in above Jesus becomes an idol for us.  For me I always fall back on trusting money, or not trusting when there is lack of it. I came across a verse in Isaiah that spoke to me about this problem.

Isaiah 44:14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.

The above verse describes the foolishness of an ancient person who cut down a tree, warmed himself with one part, and with the other he carved an idol, fell down and worshiped it and declared, “thou art my god, deliver me.”  This seems similar to how we  treat money. We go to work and earn it, just as this person went to work to cut down the tree. We take one part of our money and use it to provide our basic needs of food and warmth and shelter, and with the remaining part we declare “thou art my security, deliver me.”  Lets stay focused on God our Father and the Lord Jesus, especially as times get tougher, to be our God, and deliver us from all our troubles and afflictions.

Romans 8: 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

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