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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Shrugging Over Tumbling Markets

Don't make your living by extortion or put your hope in stealing. And if your wealth increases, don't make it the center of your life.Psalm 62:10

In these times of uncertainty, the stock market has taken quite a hit. For those blessed to have funds in money markets and stocks, it often becomes disheartening to see all your savings going down, down, down. We are not to fear because we are not to trust in our riches. Also for those without riches, you are not to envy and wish every thing was equal as that too is wrong. 

Yes money is important but it is not supposed to be worshipped. And if we have a way to meet a need then we should do it. Also those without money sadly fall prey to get  rich quick schemes anywhere from the state lottery to pay day loan companies. It is necessary to trust in the Lord, be sure to tithe and do it joyfully and know that God is in control. Don't do stupid things with the money God has blessed you with. 

In the classic 1946 film 'It's A Wonderful Life' the main character George Bailey, played by the late Jimmy Stewart, was going to kill himself over the loss of money. His guardian angel named Clarence Oddbody came on the scene to make him realize how foolish taking his life would be, over money. Trust in the Lord and He will guide you. 

PRAYER: It becomes all too easy to focus on earthly possessions and money. The more we have the more we seem to want. For those struggling with finances now Lord I ask you give them wisdom in what to do and for those blessed to learn to share when they know there is a need. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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