March 15, 2012
Today’s Text: Jeremiah 9:23-24
Today’s Key Thought: Don’t find your identity in what you have.
The last category that God tells us not to “glory” or find their identity in is “our riches”. The ideas here is that just like we should not find our identity in what we know and what we can do, we should not find our identity in what we have.
Without reading below, take a few moments and on a separate sheet of paper list out the potential problems that we could encounter with finding our identity in what we have:
Here are a few that I thought of:
1. There is not necessarily a connection between having a lot, and being right with God. Sometimes God does bless us financially because of who we are and what we can do. But just because you and I may have a lot doesn’t mean that we are what God wants us to be.
2. No matter what you have, you aren’t promised to have it forever. If your self-worth is wrapped up in what you have, what happens when you don’t have it anymore.
3. There will always be someone who has more than you do.
4. Ultimately, everything you have is God’s anyway.
It’s not a wise thing to find your identity in what you have. How are you tempted to “glory in your riches?”