TODAY’S MEDITATION – Money can buy certain comforts, but far more valuable than wealth is obedience to God (Psalm 119:33-40)

Most of time, believers clap and shout alleluia when they are told God will fulfill His promises in their lives. Yes, God has so much in store for us, my brother, my sister. And He is willing to fulfill His promises to our lives for us to enjoy the abundant life offered freely by Christ. The fact is, in today’s world, people most often covet financial gains because money can help possess many things. Indeed, money represents power, influence and success. So, many people make money their god and they think about little else. True, money can buy certain comforts and offer some security. But far more valuable than wealth is obedience to God because it is a heavenly treasure rather than an earthly one. The best example to illustrate this is the young rich man who cannot obey Jesus and start storing treasure in heaven because he has so many earthly possessions (Luke 12:13-21). Yes, you can only store your treasure where your heart is (Luke 12:34)!

My friend, we should seek to do what God is asking us, regardless of the financial implications. That is the reason we should make this passage our own, asking God to turn our hearts towards His laws and not towards making money. Yes, today let’s pray: “Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared. Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good. How I long for your precepts! In your righteousness preserve my life” (Psalm 119:33-40). In Jesus name.

The promises of God are available for each one of us, but God wants us to gather treasure in heaven first and to set our eyes mostly on things above (Colossians 3:2). Yes, it can be difficult indeed, especially when we are faced with everyday problems and realities of this life (a rent to pay, bills, etc.) but who is the provider? You, your employer or the Lord? It’s not easy, true enough! But who can get you out of impossible situations? You, money, or the Lord? Sometimes we try to do things by our own strength and our means, just because we do not trust God enough, while He is the Provider, and we do not fear Him enough to believe that no matter the size of the waves or tides, God is in control, because He can allow your situation for His purpose to be fulfilled anyway, but also provide with the just solution when time comes. But what does He ask you in the meantime? Trust, obedience and faith! Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.