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Broken Vending Machine

One day last year, just before I begin teaching a class on campus, I stop by the vending machine in the hallway to get a diet soda.

But when I insert my money, the dumb machine doesn’t work.

After I realize that it has stolen my money, I check my surroundings to ensure nobody’s watching, and then I shake the machine.

I yell, “Listen here! You better give me my money back!”

But the machine just looks at me like I’m crazy.

As it turns out, when I put money in the machine, I place my trust in something that isn’t reliable.

If you’re going to place your trust in anything, make sure that it’s reliable. Fortunately, you can place your trust in God because God is indeed reliable.