Saturday, January 24, 2009

Where is your trust?

With the media reports on the inauguration, we saw more than one person exclaim to the effect that "Obama will save us." With the economy headed downward, the action in Afghanistan heating up, and terrorists still at large, I can see where people might be anxious, nervous, and looking for hope. Where is your hope? Where is your trust? President Obama? Congress? Gov't bailouts of the economy? UN sanctions to put troubled areas at peace? Where you seek your security, there your heart is also. The bailouts are a false hope. Suggesting a President will salve economic ills is fallacy. Do you trust your savings account to keep you secure? In truth, our only security is trusting God to provide our daily bread each day. Any other trust, however momentary, robs God of our faith in Him. I pray you haven't fallen into the trap of trusting any man, machine, or bureaucracy for your daily bread. That which sustains you might come from these things, but God provides. If you have fallen into this trust of worldly things, repent and trust God to provide all. Thankfully our God forgives more debt than any country can cover over.


Whey Lay said...

Good post, your point regarding politics / economices and where our trust and faith is makes a good opener to witness with.
Hope everything is well with you and your family. The church we are at in Decatur (Our Redeemer Lutheran) is such a blessing. After several years of vapid growth seeking sermons at other churches I am still amazed at how powerful and edifying basic preaching and teaching from God's word can be.
In Christ,
Jack Krigbaum

VirginiaLutherans said...

Good to see you are still around! The Word is what we need. I just wish the CGM would wake up, realize the Spirit moves as it will, and go back to what has worked for centuries. Hope springs eternal...