We can be easily seduced by tools and techniques.
Infomercials promise every tool imaginable to make our lives easier and more efficient. Salsa makers, grout cleaners, you name it. As if the promise of a better life wasn’t enough incentive, you can double your order by just paying extra shipping and handling!
We also love our techniques. We look for the magic formula (technique) to reduce stress, lose weight, and double our income — all at the same time in just fifteen minutes a day.
Is it any wonder we are also so easily disappointed? We are choosing to lean on a stick when God offers his own faithfulness:
“The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.” (Psalm 145:13-16).