As frail human beings (which we all are) we need something to lean on. What will it be?
Will we lean on Money? It doesn’t really give satisfaction as the more we have, the more we want. We are never satisfied. Will we lean on Family and Friends? That’s fine, but sometimes they can prove unreliable, unfaithful, disappear or even die. Family and friends can be a weak crutch.
What about Position and a good standing in the community? The adulation of the crowds can quickly fade as Jesus found. Look at our politicians, one week in favour, the next our of it. Redundancies and job losses happen only too often. Position in the community is not a good leaning stick. Our leaning on Health is most insecure. Good health can disappear in a twinkling of on eye.
The hymn writer got it right.
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise, Thou my inheritance, now and always.
At last something which does not fade, pass, decline or disappear.
Another hymn –
I am trusting You, Lord Jesus, trusting only You, Trusting you for full salvation, rich and free.