Contentment vs. Idolatry…a matter of trust

Job 31:24-28

24 “If I have made gold my trust
or called fine gold my confidence,
25 if I have rejoiced because my wealth was abundant
or because my hand had found much,
26 if I have looked at the sun when it shone,
or the moon moving in splendor,
27 and my heart has been secretly enticed,
and my mouth has kissed my hand,
28 this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges,
for I would have been false to God above.

Job lost just about everything.  These are among his final words after a string of rebukes by supposed friends and just prior to Elihu’s rebukes and God’s charge, leading to confession and repentance by Job.  Let us examine ourselves and see where we have placed our trust.  To put it another way, let’s see where we derive the greatest joy.  Where our joy rests (or pursues) is where our trust is.

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