Chapter-a-Day 2 Chronicles 25

But Amaziah said to the holy man, “But what about all this money— these tons of silver I have already paid out to hire these men?”

“God’s help is worth far more to you than that,” said the holy man. 2 Chronicles 25:9 (MSG)

Over the past year I have observed a man who has a lot of money, but has very little peace. He appears to, materially, have everything he could possibly want; he seems to be void of what he spiritually needs. His portfolio must be in great shape; his family is in ruins.

I thought of this man as I read Amaziah’s story. The holy man’s message was really quiet simple. Don’t look for security in what you possess or own. Don’t trust in riches. It is a false sense of security. Don’t ask your bank account for that which only God can provide.

Today, I’m thinking about the areas of my own life where I place misdirected trust.

Lord, have mercy on me.

Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickr and tobanblack

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day 2 Chronicles 25”

  1. “God’s help is worth far more to you than that,” said the holy man.

    I’m in a tough time career-wise. I had good friends and my wife inform me that for the past year I haven’t been myself. I guess deep down I knew that, felt that, but tried every day to be happy and content. Apparently its not showing. This verse today reminded me of two things: 1. God’s help is there for me, I need to give my struggles to him and 2. God’s help = priceless 🙂

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