Where Is Your Trust

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

Zephaniah 1:18

We find truths like this one often in the Bible.  God’s Word often gives us warnings about trusting in anything other than Him.  Here is a warning about trusting in silver and gold instead of the Lord.

“Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’s wrath…”  When the “day of the Lord’s wrath” comes, money is not going to help you and it is not going to save you.  There are many who trust in their “riches” to save them.  There are those who hire teams of expensive lawyers to keep them out of trouble.  There are those who would bribe people in exchange for preferential treatment.  There are those who just like to sit back and look at their large bank accounts; the money in them makes them feel “secure.”  But there is coming a day when those things won’t matter at all.

There is coming a day when the only thing that will be able to help you and save you is your faith and trust in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross.  The blood of Jesus Christ can and will save us from that “day of wrath.”  Nothing else will be of any help.

There is not anything inherently wrong with money, and there is not anything inherently wrong with having money.  But there is something very wrong about putting your trust in money.  There is something very wrong about thinking that it can save you.  Let us keep our eyes on Jesus, and not on whatever temporary riches we may have.

2 responses to this post.

  1. I know this with my heart, but find I can still struggle in the whole “money” area. It’s something that I have to keep going to Him about. He keeps me giving money away. haha! God bless you as you trust in Him!

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