Accumulation of wealth is a popular defense against fear. Since we fear losing our jobs, health care, or retirement benefits, we amass possessions, thinking the more we have, the safer we are!
If there were no God, ‘stuff-trusting’ would be the only appropriate response to an uncertain future. But there is a God. And this God does not want his children to trust money. He responded to the folly of the rich man with the words, “Do not worry about your life…Do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.”
God is the great giver who “gives us richly all things to enjoy.” He is the great provider. The fount of every blessing. Absolutely generous and utterly dependable.
The resounding message of Scripture is clear. God owns it all. God shares it all.
Trust him–not stuff!