In trying economic times, who do you trust to deliver you and your loved ones, maybe your family? Do you trust your bank, money, your wages or retirement fund? If God said," You shall have no other gods besides me..." Why do I? No good tree renders bad fruit and no good fruit come out of a bad tree. When was the last time the Lord has forsaken you, that I doubt how I'm going to make it in this famine? When has the Lord been a bad tree in your garden? If we are prudent and sensible, why don't we believe that he will never leave us nor forsake us? In old testament times the Lord instructed the priests not to eat the fat. Then why do we take to heart what we don't need to hear, the fat peoples reasoning, idle talk and gloom prognostications. Surely there's gloom and doom for those that don't believe God. They have a reason to eat the fat of unnecessary stuff that is produced by an idle life and talk. Are we lean and tasty feasting on God's word and care? God tells us to drink the milk of the word and eat the meat of the word but not the fat of the word. Perhaps symbolic. People's secular philosophies about the economy and their own opinions of what the solution is. Turn on and watch the news or read the newspaper, what do you read and hear? Has your soul been filled with the fat of man's thoughts and fears or the oil- olive oil which is a kind of fat but is not. It's God's healing promises that keep the lamps of hope burning for that come to the light of such a lamp. Do we have the faith of the centurion, who trusted his Lord to send angels to heal his dying servant, but said to Jesus, "I'm not worthy of you in my house, but just give the word...". Perhaps by now you, I'm proud of my wages or corporate status. We look forward to the end of week paycheck. We made it again! We, I've gotten so accustomed to trust in myself and my wisdom or intelligence. The Lord told the priests, " You shall not eat the fat but burn it with fire as a holocaust to me the Lord." That trust in myself is just a lot of fat and the Lord may just too burned it with fire, maybe with economic trouble. God doesn't send trouble because he hates man but because he loves those that sensibly trust in him and will deliver them from trouble. Revelations states that we are to be kings and priest to our God. So priest or king what kind of offering are you going to put across for God? The recession and future trouble may linger for an extended period, you can't afford to be trusting on nothing else but the sovereign Lord of Heaven and Earth. What are we going to do? What are we going to do? Decisions, Decisions. Why don't you make it simple on your self and just believe God that he will never leave you nor forsake you! It may be the best and only sensible decision you made in a long time. Seek ye first the kingdom and his righteousness and everything else will be added to you.... Sign: God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Amen.