Justin Bieber has once again proclaimed his Christian faith by sharing a sermon from Rich Wilkerson, Jr. on the importance of trusting in God and not in man, fame, or earthly riches.
Over the weekend, the 23-year-old "Despacito" singer shared a screenshot of Wilkerson, lead pastor of Vous Church, Miami, FL, and a link to a sermon, entitled "Life in the Wheelbarrow."
"If anyone wishes to check out what I believe the link is in my bio," the singer captioned the photo.
In the sermon, Wilkerson, lead pastor of VOUS Church, Miami, FL, said, "Sometime, we get seduced by success...and think it'll lead to a place of contentment. But, can I remind you...contentment is not found in a place; it's only found in a person, and his name is Jesus Christ. What is it today that you keep putting your trust in that keeps leaving you in trouble?"
The "Rich in Faith" star said that when he looks at the world today, it's "riddled with doubt and insecurity and fear."
"I believe that Jesus gives you the answer," he said. "Jesus said, 'Don't let your hearts be troubled - in fact, he's commanding us here - do not worry. That sounds like a direct command from Jesus."
"Worry doesn't change anything," he added. "What if trust is the remedy to your trouble? What if trusting in Jesus is the answer to every one of your problems? Trust. What is it you're putting your confidence in today? What is it you're putting your trust in?"
The pastor said that people will never bring true satisfaction: "You can think it's your job and your money and your status and your Instagram account. I'm telling you, that stuff will go away," he said. "You need to have something bigger, something deeper - you need a firm foundation, a solid rock. His name is Jesus."
The sermon was part of Vous' annual conference, this year titled "In God We Trust."
"Trusting God doesn't always feel sturdy and safe," reads the sermon description. "At times, we might even wonder what we got ourselves into, but when we place our trust in Jesus, he gives us a vision, direction, and constant companionship. These things allow us to go on the journey with a sense of confidence and peace, knowing that while we aren't exactly sure how, we're going to safely cross to the other side of any trial we may face."
Wilkerson's sermon mirrors a sentiment Bieber made back in 2015, when the singer opened up about the dangers of worshiping people like himself instead of the One who truly deserves praise.
"I would really suggest to people, 'Don't put your faith in me,'" Bieber said. "Because I'm gonna disappoint you every time. Yeah. It's scary. But I want them to know that I'm not going to be able to solve their problems... I'm not that higher power. I'll never be. I'm not perfect. I've made so many mistakes. I just want to get to a place where... I just want people to know humans aren't meant to be worshiped. We're just not. So when a human is being worshiped, this is dangerous. 'Cause it does nothing but give you pride."
Along with Wilkerson, Bieber has made friendships with other well-known Evangelical pastors, including Judah Smith of The City Church in Seattle, Washington, and Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church in New York City, New York.
Last year, Wilkerson, who famously married Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, told Entertainment Tonight that while Bieber has "gotten a bad rap" over the years, the pop star has a "heart of gold."
"Anybody who gets put into that limelight gets a bad rap," the minister and author shared. "When you do something good, that gets exploited. When you do something bad, that gets exploited."
"People aren't projects, people are people. Projects have a start date and a finish date -- that's not people. People are eternal beings and our job is to love, encourage, affirm," he added. "He's got a heart of gold."
Wilkerson said: "[Justin] loves people and I think he's trying to walk his faith out. I'm thankful for him and I'm grateful for the man that he is."