Dethroning Treasures

May 19, 2020

5 Keep your life free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for he himself has said, I will never leave you or abandon you. 6 Therefore, we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

Hebrews 13:5-6

Written by Brad Hicks from the Brentwood Campus

How much of your Internet time involves things like checking the Market Reports, dreaming of a new possession, or making purchases? I receive dozens of advertisements from businesses trying to convince me they have a product I need. Maybe we should check the sites in our search history and website data to determine our priorities. Do our possessions overshadow our relationship with the God who provides them?

We read today that our God of love and provision will provide for us. Too many people are depending on the government or investments to provide for their needs. All we have—our jobs, our retirement incomes, our real estate, all of it—comes from God. He knows our needs better than we do. We have to learn to trust Him and walk through the doors He opens to provide for us. Seeing the birds pecking around in my back yard reminds me of God’s interest in providing for them and for me.

When God is on the throne of our lives, our treasures will be off. If God is our Helper, we have nothing to fear. We can develop our trust in God to provide for our needs as we learn to be satisfied with His provision. Trusting and contentment go hand in hand. If we are always asking for more, we are not trusting Him to provide. When we trust God, we will become more satisfied with His daily blessings.

It is important to prioritize our lives. If God is our priority, then the lesser things, our material treasures, will be given to us according to His plan. While He is eternal, other things are temporary and can be lost in a moment. We would be better served by studying God’s Word more and the Stock Markets and streaming advertising schemes less. When He is on the throne of our lives, treasures will be dethroned. We can trust Him more than them!

Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. What occupies your Internet time? Check the report of your screen time this week and see where God ranks.
  2. Decide to search the Internet for the times God mentions treasures in the Bible. Read one of them each day and try to apply its teaching.

Subscribe to the Daily Devotional