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The Lord proclaims: Cursed are those who trust in mere humans, who depend on human strength and turn their hearts from the Lord. . . . Happy are those who trust in the Lord, who rely on the Lord. - Jeremiah 17:5, 7 (CEB)

Standing in the marketplace of ancient Megiddo in Israel, I closed my eyes and imagined the swirl of activity occurring on this spot three thousand years earlier. Once considered the jewel of northern Israel, the location hosted Solomon’s stables and Ahab’s winter palace. Merchants would have been hawking their wares,...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, empower us to focus our hearts on you, not on the “crumbling empires” around us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 6:19-24

Thought for the Day

Trusting in God brings security that the world can never give.

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