Prayer: Our God in heaven, it is from you that true wisdom comes because you are infinitely wise and holy and inform and impart your wisdom to creatures made in your image. Indeed, your children should proclaim your wisdom as rooted in your most holy Word daily, applying it to various circumstances and issues of this life. It is only through your Word that proper understanding and knowledge come, and it is in it that we meditate day and night. As such, Father, we are surrounded by many people who boast, professing to be wise, they become fools because they reject the wisdom of your Word and substitute for it riches that can never rescue them from their miserable estate. Like them, we sometimes place too much confidence in the material possessions of our lives, trusting in them as though they can save us from what ails us. We often forget that what is most needful is to store up treasures in heaven and not on this earth. We often fail to remember your Son’s words, “what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul.” Forgive us, Father, for our misplaced confidences. Please grant us a better understanding of your Word leading to a complete trust in you for all things, for we do not desire to walk in foolish confidence, trusting those things that will pass away. Instead, we want to trust you for our daily bread and rest contented in your daily provision. Protect us from evil people who misuse your good gifts as weapons against us. Sustain us by your power, we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 49

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