The short Old Testament book of Zephaniah opens with an apocalyptic prophecy. Amidst the forth-telling of doom and gloom is the reminder that “neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them.”
The Message Bible puts in more directly: “Don’t plan on buying your way out. Your money is worthless for this.”
What do we really depend on to save us from disaster? For most people, there is the real answer and the right answer — and they’re not always the same answer.
When things go bad, really bad, the end-of-time-bad, money’s not the answer, neither are things, nor power, nor influence, not even family and friends. We inherently know that ultimately only a higher power can save us, only God is the answer for life’s final question.
We know that, but do we actually believe it? Do we actually live it?
Don’t depend on the wrong things — there are eternal consequences on stake.
[See Zephaniah 1:18.]
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and numerous books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.