Flawed thinking about wealth


Flawed thinking about wealth

Jesus told a story about a master who went away and gave talents to his three servants based upon their abilities. When he returned, he rewarded two of the servants and said, “you have been faithful over little, I will put you in charge of much.” Don’t beat up yourself over the loss of wealth. There is much anxiety and tension in the world today because of a decline in 401K or home values, or a business or stock market loss. Flawed thinking is measuring our faithfulness to God based upon wealth.

Jesus asked, what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? God owns everything. He hung the stars, moon and sun in the heavens. He is the creator of ALL. Your faithfulness to HIM during this time of decrease may be the test that is needed in your life.

The faithfulness that God is looking for is your total trust and confidence in HIM – not in the worldly wealth. HE owns ALL wealth. HE is the ruler of ALL. HIS hand controls power and might.

Check your heart! Are you more concerned with the loss of wealth and the fear and anxiety that comes from decrease, or are you focusing on the promises that God has given you? HE will never leave you nor forsake you. When you build your house on sand and the storms of life come, it will be blown away. When you build your house on rock, you will stand solid. When you measure your faithfulness by the increase or decrease of wealth, your life is built on sand. Knowing God with all of your heart means your house – your life – will stand through any storm.

God is looking at your heart. Paul counted it as a gain to lose everything for the sake of knowing Christ Jesus. As Paul was sitting in prison being persecuted for his faith in Jesus, he wrote: rejoice in the Lord always. I say it again – rejoice!

Jesus died and gave HIS ALL for you that you can have life abundantly. Rest in HIS arms of mercy and love and let HIM take your cares and worries. Go rejoice in the Lord!

Then he (Jesus) said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:15

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