Umpqua Connect

Money

February 02, 2021 Lonnie Wibberding
Show Notes Transcript

A short devotional on Proverbs 23:4-5. Want to talk? Send an email to [email protected]

Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.

Today is Tuesday, February 2, 2021

First of all, I want to say Happy Birthday to my dad. Dad I'm thankful for you and glad you and mom live close by.

Today's text is a reminder to find balance in life.

Fear can mess up our lives, especially for people who don't have a relationship with God. The dread of the unknown drives us to want control over things we can't really control.

One of the ways we try to control our lives is through money. Used right, it's a power for good. But used wrong it can become our god, the thing we rely on to rescue us when we get into trouble.

Proverbs 23:4-5 says:

4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
    do not trust your own cleverness.
5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,
    for they will surely sprout wings
    and fly off to the sky like an eagle.

One of the problems with money is it doesn't last. Unforeseen problems come up and it's gone. If money is where I find my security, when it is gone I have nothing. Or because I am relying on it, I may begin to change who I am to get it.

Money is not bad in itself. It's the love of money that mess us up. That puts our trust in the wrong place.

4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
    do not trust your own cleverness.
5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,
    for they will surely sprout wings
    and fly off to the sky like an eagle.

There is only one place we can always count on for our security. That's relying on a God who loves us, and will always be there for us.

Thanks for connecting.

May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow