Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath. Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: "Power belongs to you, God, and with you, Lord, is unfailing love"; and, "You reward everyone according to what they have done."
Where do we place our trust? In 'whom' do we trust? How much wealth do we think is enough? I doubt any of us are thieves or extortionists; yet I expect most of us would not mind a few more pennies. Who would want to have no worries about shelter, or heating, or food that a slight increase in our wealth might bring: not a lottery win, but a reasonable pay rise.
The psalmist is very clear that social status and wealth do notreally cut it when it comes to trust and security. Status is described as a 'breath' or a 'lie.' Where do power and unfailing love sit? They sit with God. 'Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.'
Lord Jesus, help me to get my 'trust' understanding right. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me. Amen.