Job 31:24-25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;
Job is ending his words for the most part! He is reminding his â€œfriendsâ€ that he has lived right! He is not ashamed of what he has done. He continues defending himself to the very end. On the whole is right in everything that he says. Read the whole book to see how he knows that God has blessed him and he does not sin with his lips.
I want to focus today on these statements. He never made gold his hope or confidence. He never rejoiced or bragged about how much money he had made. In later verses he says that he used what he had to bless others.
I want to ask you to question yourself right now. How much are you trusting in your money, your job, your retirement fund or whatever. Job has lost everything and is quick to say-well I never put my hope or trust in that stuff anyway. He says I never got excited about owning all that stuff either.
There is a lesson in all of this for us. Our country is going through a crisis. Things are not going well for many. Their worlds are crumbling but the reason is that we have placed our hope, confidence, or trust in the wrong things. The Lord God of Heaven, Jesus Christ is to be our hope, our all.
If we seek Him first He will add all these other things that we need to us Matthew 6:33. I do not want to beat you up. I want this to bless you. Put your trust in Him. He has promised us abundant life John 10:10. But abundant life and all that we need is not found in things. Manâ€™s life isn’t how many things that he has Luke 12:15.
Today, though your job maybe in danger and the news forcasters have you terrified, turn your heart to Him and trust Him. He will never leave your or forsake you. Hebrews 13:5
You do not need gold or things to trust in! You have something or rather someone far superior in the Lord Jesus Christ!