Costly

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Ezekiel 7:19 describes sadness of people when they feel helpless and frightened.  In their distress, they realize the uselessness of the things that they had put their trust in.

Ignorance of the future is mankind’s terrifying reality, particularly in times of stress.  Understanding God (through Scripture) and placing your belief and trust in Christ allows you to ‘see’ God, who holds the future in His hands.

Trusting in ‘things’ is a costly mistake, since they cannot deliver us from trouble and instead often can bring trouble.  Mainly, as a result of keeping our focus OFF of God.  When this happens we can miss all of the real treasure that is meant for us, from God. When there is complete trust in Christ, there is no need to trust in anything else.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd;

there is nothing I lack.

He lets me lie down in green pastures;

He leads me beside quiet waters.

He renews my life;

He leads me along the right paths

for His name’s sake.

Even when I go through the darkest valley,

I fear no danger,

for You are with me;

Your rod and Your staff-they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

in the presence of my enemies;

You anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me

all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord

as long as I live.

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