I’ve got a truck just like the one pictured. It’s a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Crew Cab with a six liter V8 and a sprayed-in bedliner. It’s got 110,000 miles on it, a brand new set of Wildcat tires, and a window decal that reads, “Real Men Love Jesus.” It’s the only vehicle I’ve ever owned. That truck may as well be my identity.
But I’m going to have to sell it. My wife and I are moving to a large city where it won’t be possible for me to park, and with gas prices on the rise, 13 MPG just isn’t cutting it. I never thought it would be difficult, but man, that truck just feels right to drive. It’s perfect. In the Truck I Trust, you know?
Psalm 20:7 says, “Some boast in Chevrolet and some in Ford, but we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God.” It’s so true. If you’re a gun guy, it says some will boast in Springfield and some in Glock… or if you’re a gadget guy, some will boast in Android and some in Apple. The bottom line is, even Chevrolets will get rusted and worn out - even Glocks will jam and fail - yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength (Isaiah 40:30-31).
I think that’s the biggest struggle for all of us who aren’t worried about being able to eat tomorrow. We trust in the stuff of This World(™), and it rarely lets us down. We trust it sometimes to the point that we get attached to it. Like if God put me in a place where I couldn’t wear jeans all the time anymore, I’d feel awkward. Because man, jeans are awesome. They’re me. God is awesomer. There’s a song by LeCrae called “Don’t Waste Your Life” where he mentions Luke 12:15-21. He sums it up as follows:
Forget the money, cars, and toss that ice;
The cost is Christ
And they could never offer me anything on the planet that’ll cost that price.
As one of the comments on the YouTube video says, James 5:1-3 tells us exactly what’s going to happen to our money, cars, and ice… it’s gone. Christ is worth so much more. My possessions don’t make me a man. Christ made me, loves me, and gave Himself for me. I can no longer live a life based on the Truck, but I must live by faith in the Son (Galatians 2:20).