HERE IS GOOD NEWS ABOUT YOUR FINANCES 10/08/2008



Here is good news about your finances. Jesus said, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal” (Matthew 6:19-20).

Those who have been one who has been supporting the Great Commission, spreading Christ’s Gospel and training Christ’s disciples, have invested where no one can take it away.

Our retirement funds are being ripped away, by politicians, banks and citizens who wanted to give people more house than they can afford and environmentalist who have refused to drill and sent the biggest transfer of money out of the U.S. in history. Now Americans who work and save are having to pay for it.

But thank God, what we have invested in carrying out Christ’s Commission will never be taken away.

Here are instructions from the Bible for this crisis:

1. Proverbs 3:9 tells us, “Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase.” You have honored God with your investments in the Gospel, have done exactly as the Bible says...

2. Be content with what we have. 1 Timothy 6:6-8 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” Betty and I were once content without a car or TV and eating meat once a week for years. By God's grace we can go through hard times again if they come. Beware: loving the things of this world can steal your contentment and happiness.

3. Avoid debt. Proverbs 22:7 “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” America is now the biggest “borrower” in history, and suffering from it.

4. Trust your Heavenly Father. “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:31-33).

David said, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1, 2).

Job said, when he has lost everything, “And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD” (Job 1:21). In time God restored Job’s wealth.


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