Learn to rely on God and not on ephemeral things
The gods of this world, made by human hands, have mouths but do not speak, ears but do not hear. Like Bal, they actually can do nothing for you. It is better to build on solid rock than on sand, for storms and tides can only withstand the rock.
In the book of Samuel, the Bible tells us about a man named Nabal who placed his trust in his great wealth. He spent all his time getting drunk and speaking hurtful, even humiliating words. However, one day he crossed paths with David, whom he scorned. David had sent his servants to ask Nabal for provisions.
But in his drunkenness, Nabal rudely turned them away. One of the servants reported the incident to Abigail, Nabal’s wife, and told her how David and his men had been good to them while they were in the fields. David had not insulted or mistreated them in any way. Abigail hurried to meet David with provisions to seek forgiveness without her husband’s knowledge. Upon her return, she found her husband still drunk and rejoicing.
“Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. And Nabal’s heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk. She told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light. In the morning, when the wine had gone out of Nabal, his wife told him these things, and his heart died within him, and he became as a stone. And about ten days later, the Lord struck Nabal, and he died.” (1 Samuel 25:36-38)
Nabal was struck by the Lord for humiliating David, who had protected his flock. Let us not be like Nabal. He trusted in his wealth and despised the anointed of the Lord. When we seek to rely on our own strength, we are always disastrous. It is better to trust in God, who is eternal, than to trust in our worldly possessions, which are temporary. Alone with God, you are the majority!
“For because you trusted in your works and in your treasures, you also shall be taken…” (Jeremiah 48:7)
Nothing in this world should replace God in our lives. The goods of this earth, relationships, titles, etc. All these things are temporary. In all circumstances, always remember that with God, you are already more than a conqueror, and trust in Him.
The times of tumult will pass, but by choosing to rely on the solid rock, you will stand firm and victorious against all contrary winds of this world. Courage, beloved!
This text is an excerpt from the book “Turn Your Weaknesses into Victories” written by Jean-Bosco NZASHI.