We all know the common-sense proverb which says “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. But it is very tempting to break the rule. Imagine, for example, that something was making you profit hand-over-fist, how appealing it might be to sink everything you had into that one enterprise. Psalm 16, a lovely psalm of David, has a great recipe for putting all your eggs in the one basket, Verse 2 reads:
“I said to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.’”
By saying “apart from you I have no good thing”, David is unashamedly admitting that, as far as he is concerned, he is putting all his eggs into the one basket and that nothing and no-one else but the Lord really matters by comparison. Now why does he do this, is he being just plain reckless?
Consider for a moment when we do the same thing. Typically, we take a calculated risk that if it works could be the making of us. We accept that uncertainties do exist. As we all know, only too well, values can lurch upwards only then to plummet even faster. But this statement of David is actually a personal confession. A confession of trust: “You are my Lord…” and although people and things will always have a tendency to disappoint us there is truly only one who will never do that.
As the apostle Paul put it:
“Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame” (Romans 10:11).
Let me ask then – are you willing to put all your eggs in the Lord’s basket and trust him alone for your salvation, for your life and for your eternal life?