It's funny! I stumbled upon an old post, written back in 2008, about the financial crisis and I found it hard to believe that the headlines are still talking about the exact same thing today. We haven't come very far since 2008...
The media is crying crisis and financial disaster, day after day. Tiring really, if you ask me. I cannot help but think that if the world suffers, the Kingdom is thriving! Jesus warned us for unwisely investments a long, long time ago. He said: Do not store up riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven... (Matthew 6:19). How simple can it get? If we would have listened to Him and invested our money and time in faith-based programs and charities, we have no reason to worry. This time should be our greatest victory!
God promises us an abundance off all kinds of good things in return for 10% of our income in Malachi 3:10 and I don't care if that is Old Testament, because He is the same yesterday, today and forever! The Bible is full of financial advice, but do we want to see it? Of course life is more than money. Jesus went on to say, So do not start worrying: where will my food come from or my drink or my clothes? (These things are the things the pagans are always concerned about). Your Father in Heaven knows that you need all these things! Now, THAT is a very encouraging thought that I will take with me this week.
By the way: Have you changed the way you spend or invest your money since the so-called financial crisis broke out?