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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

Proverbs 11:28

THE INWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Viewing & Handling Possessions

He who trusts in his riches will fall.

Too often, we look at what we have accumulated and find a certain level of security in it. Our fallen natures earnestly want to trust in what we can get our hands on — so we save, invest, and accumulate! But Solomon understood the pure folly of this thinking and wisely shared in Proverbs 11:28, He who trusts in his riches will fall (NASB1995). Whenever we put our trust in the provisions instead of the Provider, we are heading into dangerous territory. If you do not believe you struggle with misplaced trust, would you be willing to pray this prayer? “Lord, take anything and everything in my life away from me if it is getting in the way of me wholly trusting in You and You alone.” Think about it.