“If I have made gold my hope, Or said to fine gold, ‘ You are my confidence’; If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, And because my hand had gained much.”
-Job in protest speaks of his integrity in this whole chapter. He alleges that he has not placed his hope in riches & wealth but in God. This is a caution against placing our confidence in money which is fleeting, a form of idolatry & draws us away from God. In 1 Tim 6:17 the rich are commanded to neither be haughty nor trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. God blesses us with wealth so that we can be stewards & give where required most. Others place their hope in idols (Hab 2:18-19), foreign powers (Isa 20:5), military might (Isa 31:1-3 ; Hosea 10:13), princes (Psalm 146:3-7) & human beings (Jer 17:5-8). We are called to place our hope in the Sovereign God Who owns all things & remain humble despite our increase in wealth.
We thank You Abba Father for Your blessings upon our lives, we place all our trust in You. We know that all power, riches & wealth belong to You Lord & we are only stewards, guide us in all our custodial duties. Remove all pride from our hearts we humbly beseech You Almighty Father & help us to remain humble even as we increase in wealth. We place all our hope in You Lord, receive all our adoration & praise. Amen
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