Psalm 62 v10
‘even if your riches increase, don't depend on them.’
Great verse that encourages us to re-evaluate everything in our lives. What do we depend on? What do we really value and why? Our reasoning will give us a good insight into our characters.
When you think about it, everything tangible can easily be taken from us. Even our bodies are not guaranteed! Life can change in the blink of an eye so nothing can be taken for granted. This is why we need to be grateful for everything we have and if our circumstances change we need to be able to readjust , reflect and move forwards with confidence.
When it comes to material riches, these can easily disappear. The boom /bust years are testimony to that! How about richness of character, richness of belief? Yes, these things are within our control however as we are human we remain vulnerable. The importance of knowing and trusting both ourselves and God cannot be over emphasised.
How many seemingly confident people are not so confident on the inside? Very often we are influenced by another, seemingly stronger person. The result is, our behaviours and our beliefs can be affected, diminished. Look at how many intelligent people give up family and career when influenced by a charismatic leader. We need to be thoroughly grounded and constantly maintain awareness of our thoughts and feelings..
The need for love is such a basic requirement and if lacking, can be sought after in the wrong places. This is why it can be so hard for vulnerable people to elevate themselves and escape the cycle of poverty or need. Sometimes people have great material wealth but cannot enjoy because they are around the wrong people.
Once again we see why it is important to love ourselves with a true love that will boost our confidence, sense of value and self -respect. This enables us to use our inner strength when facing the world. If the thought of loss terrifies you, you are clinging too tightly to the things of the world. Finally, we should know that there is nothing to worry about when God is in control.
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