It seems almost every thing we see on the news lately involves money. Either we are hearing about people not getting a pay check because their company is closing or we hear of the financial investors in this country who have swindled millions from their clients.
Some politicians are being impeached while others are withdrawing their names from nominations all in the name of money.
Athletes are making millions for playing a game they love and would have played for a lot less if the middle man ( their agent) wasn't making a percentage.
What good is it all when you are in prison for embezzling money or a professional career ends due to an injury?
Don't get me wrong. I am no Saint giving every penny I make to the needs of others. I love to shop with the best of 'em. Money is a necessity for us to live in our culture and can be a whole lot of fun when there is a little "fun money" left over.
I started thinking about all this today and decided that if I lost "everything" what would I still possess that could not be stripped away.
My salvation is sealed!! It has already been paid for by the blood of Jesus. No disaster or drop in the stock market can take that away.
I would still have my faith, though I'm sure it would be tested.
What else would I need?
I desire to gain wisdom from God and not to depend on my own understanding. Oh my that has gotten me in enough trouble. I could write a book on that!
I read Proverbs 3 today and was blown away by it's instruction. It is like it's own little book for success! Of course depending on your definition of success.
Read it today. I hope you find the blessing in it that I did!
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight". Proverbs 3: 5-6