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Scripture does a fantastic job of consistently trying to open our eyes to how dangerous money can be. Scripture doesn't tell us that we can't have it -- just warning us of its power, so whether we have a little or a lot, we know of its potential. Here, the writer is encouraging us to let God alone be our ultimate source of strength and comfort. God alone will never leave nor forsake us, from now through eternity. Jesus Christ doesn't change, and the good news is that Christ is for you -- remember, he is the 'yes' to all of God's promises. Because God has declared his love and devotion to us, we can be bold in the face of life's challenges.
Knowing that God will never leave you, knowing that your eternity is safe in God's hands, how will you act today? Will you stand tall in the face of all the world's challenges, the violence and injustice and racism and hatred and division, and speak a word of truth and peace? Will you boldly pray for unity and wisdom, for reconciliation and love and grace to win the day? Will you pray for revival, that the church might proclaim a way forward for all people? You need not fear. So without fear, what will you do?