What do you rely upon?

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
 ©

And everyone who calls
on the name of the LORD will be saved;
(Joel 2:32a (NIV))

Some people rely on their bank accounts. Others rely upon their skills in a certain field. Other people rely upon the charity of others. I would venture to say that it is a safe proclamation that far too many of us rely upon a weekly paycheck.

These are all trivial things in the grand scheme of life. They are all trivial things in God’s scheme of things. We, in our physical existence and limited understanding, rely on things that we can see and that have an immediate impact upon our lives. Far too many of us ignore the things that will have the biggest impact on our lives and will have eternal repercussions. We ignore the fact that we are physical beings who have only a brief span to call our lives. We ignore the fact that we are in a fallen state. We ignore the fact that our fallen state will result in eternal separation from God. We ignore what that eternal separation will mean.

What will our bank accounts do for us then? What will our skills and abilities have to offer? Where will the charity be when all whom we will see will be as we would be? I also doubt that there will be a paycheck that will hold us over for the week.

There is only one that we can truly rely upon. There is no other name.

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
(Acts 4:12 (NIV))

That name is Jesus. No one or nothing can be relied upon like we can rely upon Jesus. We must call upon no other name. All else will fail us. Only Jesus can save us.

What do you rely upon?

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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