Where do we place our trust? Is it in our bank accounts, the rising of the Dow or the NASDAQ in the stock market? Perhaps it’s a hoard of gold and silver? Maybe we’re banking on winning the lottery or a sudden windfall from a long lost relative. The Bible makes it very clear where we should place our trust.
“Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness. The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires. Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing. The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.” Proverbs 11:4-8
Money has no long-term staying power. Oh, it can buy nice things for the present. It affords lovely amenities for a season. But the richest, most financially secure people in the world, will all still come to a time in life, when death knocks at their door. Every bit of money on the planet can’t stop that appointment. It will come.
Wealth, the finer things in life, the biggest bank accounts, the largest homes, all the best stocks, can’t buy anyone a place in eternity. At that moment when this life is over, nothing else will matter except for this one thing, do we have a home in heaven with the Lord?
Here in Proverbs we read that righteousness delivers. That righteousness comes from Christ alone. The day we receive His gift of salvation, He covers us with His righteousness. He secures our place in heaven. He is the guarantee of eternal life.
Father, I want to thank You for all the wonderful things we have here, things that money can buy. But more than that I want to thank You that heaven is my real home with all the things that money can’t buy. You have freely given me eternal life in Jesus.