How many times have we had this happen in our lives: we put trust, hope, time, or love into people, money, or our work only to have it disappoint us?
We all know the story Jesus tells in Matthew 7:25-27 about setting a house on sand, but we need to remember it applies to all areas of our life.
Our salvation may be set firmly on the Rock of Christ – but do we also trust in things or people for our security? It could be money, a job, family, friends or whatever it is that is temporal, it can be gone in a flash and can’t be the basis of our security.
Fear is often behind our trusting in a person or a thing – like money – to bring us security, but perfect love will remove fear as the Word says: There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love (1 John 4:18).
We all want to avoid torment, fear, and anxiety; things Jesus came to deliver us from. Perfect love trusts God. So – “Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved” (Psalm 55:22).
As Jesus says, “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” (Matt. 7:25 -27)
And, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:19-21).
So I encourage you to meditate and pray about strengthening your security in Christ, the Rock who follows you and watches over you.
“…For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ” (1 Cor. 10:3-5).
Repent of trusting in temporal things. Don’t put your security in anything that cannot sustain it!
“Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved” (Psalm 55:22).
© 2018 John P. Kelly