Pro 18v10-11 – Run! Run now!

Corrupt governments, high-interest rates, crime, climate change, the threat of war, high cost of living, unemployment. There are so many uncertainties in the world we live in today, and it’s so easy to get despondent. Where do we run to shelter ourselves from all these uncertainties? Is it working harder, so we have more money? We are warned about using wealth as a hedge against uncertainty. ”The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale” (Proverbs 18:11). Why is wealth an uncertain hedge? “Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle”(Proverbs 23:5). The New Testament reiterates this – “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain”(1 Timothy 6:17). So where can we turn for safety and certainty? “The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10). Put your hope in God, who richly provides us with everything we need. The world is in a terrible state. If ever there was a time to run, it’s now. Run to God so that we may rest secure and take hold of the life that is truly life. Run! Open Bible –,,,