This past Sunday at church, the message was about money. In short, the pastor was talking about how we should not idolize money. We can choose to worship money and financial gain, but in the end it is just in vain. Why? Money can be gone in an instant. As an American, I have things that over 70% of the world does not have. With this, how can I even begin to lust after more and more money. 1 Timothy 6:8 says it best: "But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that."
Also, it has been quite the stressful semester. I haven't been into the Word as much as I should, and in different areas of my life I am slipping. With this, I realize how truly crucial it is to keep God your number one priority. Last night, I was reading Daniel, and I came across the ninth chapter. In this chapter, there is this amazing prayer. It was almost as if God opened up the Bible and said, "Here David, read this"
4 “Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 5 we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. 6 We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.