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Psalm 37:25

THE OUTWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Dependence

I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.

David encourages the poor in Psalm 37:25 when he says, I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread (NASB1995). Here’s a question, “Would you trust God more if He provided you with substantial surplus resources, or if He left you not knowing where your next meal is coming from?” You might think the person who has received an abundance would trust God the more, but often these believers have more trouble trusting in God because they have inadvertently placed their trust in their provisions instead of in their Provider. People with an abundance must ask, “Am I going to trust in God or in my stuff?” One without an abundance can only ask, “Am I going to trust in God?” Where is your trust? Think about it.