Devo Whose wisdom do you trust
Proverbs 16:25 (NIV)
25 There is a way that appears to be right,
but in the end it leads to death.
Proverbs 3:5-10 (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth,
with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.
The way of the world seems so wise. We tend to trust more in this system because it seems so tangible to us. There is what appears to be a blessing from Satan. He blesses, if you want to call it that, people who follow him with the things of this world. The Jews often thought they were blessed of God when they had lots of material things not knowing destruction was just around the corner. They refused to listen to God’s prophets for this reason. They lost sight of God because of material things and their selfish ways. Sometimes God would send a curse of blessings in their lives. What is that? He would bless them materially just before He brought judgement. Why? It was then they would feel the full weight of what they might have had if they obeyed Him. No one misses what he never had. The world says to invest and hoard all we get so we can spend it on ourselves. God says to give Him the best. Our wisdom says keep it, hold on to it, but a man must lose his life to keep it. This is for every area of our lives, but if you can do it with money the other areas of your life will take care of themselves. He will multiply it and give it back.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Pastor Jeff Lane