Jesus warned not to put our trust in princes and kings and He trusted no man. It wasn't that he was cynical. It was that he knew the heart of man. After all, he was betrayed by those closest to him.
Jesus also warned against trusting in riches and his parable about the rich man whose life was required of him the very night he was bragging that his barns were full is a story familiar to most of us.
Again, Jesus warned against storing up treasures on earth where moth and rust corrupt and thieves can break through and steal. He said to store them up in heaven where none of these things can occur.
In view of the uncertainty surrounding our physical and financial security, it's a good idea to do some personal inventory of what matters most and where we are doing our primary investing. I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.