Beyond the Weekend

January 29 | The Promise

January 29, 2021


Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

Read: Hebrews 13:5
Hebrews 13


As the author of Hebrews concludes his letter, he tells his readers that the remedy for the love of money is contentment. As he does, he centers his command in the promise from Psalm 118:6 that God will always be with them. God will never leave them, no matter their financial situation. Real contentment bases itself on the God who will never leave and who has promised to meet “all of your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

Our purchase of the next “IT” can be about much more than the thing itself. It can often be about what is behind the thing we want. It might be about what it communicates about us or how it makes us feel. We might also want the security we think it can provide. Yes, we want the thing. But what we want is for that thing to give us some level of safety. We want it to provide security.

But real security isn’t found in “IT.” It’s found only in Jesus. The author of Hebrews reminds us that it’s not what we buy but who bought us. It’s not what we own but who owns us. It’s not what we’ve got—it’s about who’s got us. When we place our faith and trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of our sin, we have access to this incredible promise.


Reflect on Hebrews 13:5 and the promise of God never to leave us or forsake us. The lyrics of “In Christ Alone” remind us that Jesus alone is our security, “He is my light, my strength, my song. This cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm.” Watch this clip from last weekend as Ada Bible Church’s worship team sings this encouraging song.


Join us this year as we read through the New Testament.

Today’s reading is Matthew 20.

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