20 Oct In God We Trust (Lk 12:19) by Dr. Rich Reich
“I shall say to myself, ‘Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!’” ~ Lk 12:19 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: In today’s Gospel, Jesus called the rich man a fool for preparing his own future. In our independent culture, most people would prefer to rely on their own provisions than to depend on what God promises to provide (Mt 6:30). God wants us to depend on Him. He knows that if we were to stockpile everything that we need, that we would relax and not think to turn to Him, or more likely, we would never reach a point where we were satisfied with the size of our stockpile. God wants us to grow in a constant, loving, and trusting relationship with Him. This is why Jesus teaches us to pray for only what we need today (Mt 6:11). We are fools when we trust in years of financial security instead of trusting in God. In the U.S., our money contains the motto “In God we trust.” Jesus, the Bible, and even our coins and paper dollars shout to us to trust in God alone. He has promised to supply all that we need (Phil 4:19). “What is needed is trust” (Mk 5:36).
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio.
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Faith Quote: “We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He chooses to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn’t come naturally. It’s a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll
Through Christ our Lord,