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The Uncertainty of Riches

Anchor Devotional - 11.18.16


Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."

Hebrews 13:5

Turn on the TV, and you’re bound to hear ads about retirement savings and building up iras or 401(k)s. Financial experts say you’ll need X amount of dollars at retirement. I was just as concerned about my 401(k) as the next guy, placing my future financial security in a growing retirement fund. But the words of Proverbs 23:5 were ringing true: “Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone.”

Unemployment arrived and stayed around a long time. There were bills to be paid and a family to be taken care of. Soon, the 401(k) sprouted wings and flew off to the sky. When employment finally resumed, we were told to start saving again so we could regain our needed 401(k) value—by age 92! There had to be something else to reassure us that our future was secure.

That assurance comes to all of us in the Lord’s good Word: “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Jesus is our hope, security, and promise. He secured our future when He willingly gave His life on the cross. He is all we truly need for life today and into tomorrow.

Scripture Focus

Luke 12:13-21; 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Insight

“You may confidently fall back upon the providence of God in all times of dire straits and need.” (C. H. Spurgeon)

Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 15-16
  • Psalm 138
  • Philippians 1-2