The trap of abundance
“Likewise, David said, “Let their bountiful table become a snare, a trap that makes them think all is well. Let their blessings cause them to stumble, and let them get what they deserve.”
Romans 11:9 NLT
Paradoxically, the abundance and blessings can be a stumbling block in life.
When you do not need anything, the tendency is to think that all is well, and is this “security” precisely that generates the danger of forgetting God.
Successful people are likely to think that their achievements are the product of their efforts, their skills or their good fortune, forgetting that it is God from whom all blessings come.
Likewise, welfare can become people off one’s guard, putting their safety and pride in what they own, they forget the discipline and restraint, turning to a life focused on satisfying without control or limits; forgetting God, the giver of those possessions.
But abundance can be misleading; abundance stability is ephemeral and their safety is not as solid as it looks, today can be plenteous in goods and to be safe in possessions; but tomorrow you can be in complete poverty.
But one who has his eyes set on Jesus; know how to live in abundance and scarcity.
© David García Licona – February 2014