Posted on January 13, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call
I was texting on my phone the other day. Trying to text “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.”
After I typed “Trust in the …” the autofill option that came up was WORLD. Trust in the world.
I was surprised that WORLD would come up, but why would I be?
Doesn’t the Bible warn us of the growing lure of the world?
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
“’In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.’ It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.” (Jude 18-19)
Even for believers, God warns His children not to be drawn away.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world… Romans 12:2; Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15
So the question is simple today. What am I trusting in? My bank balance? My family? My job? My home? My knowledge and abilities? My understanding? My good works? My spiritual practices? My service for the church?
Trusting in anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ will in the end fail you.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 24 ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I hope in Him!’” Lamentations 3:22-24