Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Economy & The Christian

We as Christians should not be worrying over the economy. We should not worry about where our next meal will come from or whether or not we will be able to pay the mortgage. God promised us that He would supply and provide for all our needs. Now, this does not mean that we should live carelessly with no concern over our spending. He also gives us wisdom over these things when we seek Him. It is up to us to choose how to use that wisdom. Common sense says that if things are getting tight, you should not splurge what you have. In other words, if you knew that the water barrel you were drawing water from was about to run dry because of drought conditions, then you would not continuously wash your car and waste water that you will later need for yourself.

God tells us that we are to be good stewards over what we have.

Luke 16 v 10....He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much....

If you can not handle the little that you are left with, then why would God give you more? God says He will not give us more than what we can handle. We think of this verse only when we are going through trials like heartache, sickness, or deaths. But this is also true in our finances. God will not deliberately set you up for failure. His plans are for you to prosper according to His riches and glory. Failure comes when we trust ourselves and our money instead of God.

You see when God told Abraham to take Issac to the mountain top and sacrifice him, Abraham knew that God would come through for him, because of the promise that God had made him. He knew that God would provide the lamb for sacrifice.

Gen. 22 v 8....And Abraham said, "My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering." So the two of them went together.....

Now I am not saying that Issac wasn't probably a little scared that things were not going quite right. He didn't see any lamb around, and then when his dad bound him and placed the wood around him, and raised the knife over his head, well let's just say that even though he could see no way out, his dad knew that God would provide.

We need to stay in the word of our Father, and trust that what He says is truth, and that He will provide our every need. AMEN!

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