Our wonderful Pastor sends out a devotional each week and this is the one we received last night. It is so good I wanted to share it will all of you here on my blog.
September 29, 2008
If the stock market fails and the economy falls what should the Christian do? Should we spiral into a devastating depression and the American dream become a nightmare what should the Christian do? If the things we’ve counted on for financial security and financial independence collapse what should the Christian do? Psalm 11:3 says, “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" NIV Though written hundreds of years ago the writer of this psalm seems to be aware of our current events. The American economy is the foundation that influences our standard of living. For many people financial security is the foundation of their life. Security, identity, value, and even purpose for living have each become commodities found in the economy.
2 Timothy 2:19 says, “Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness." NIV Here we find the sure foundation. This is the foundation that is not changed by speculation of man. In this foundation you can find assurance, permanence, stability, consistency, longevity, and every lasting hope. This is God’s solid foundation! Notice the inscription on the foundation, “The Lord knows those who are His.” God knows your address. God knows the balance in your bank account. God knows when your bills are due. God knows when you should retire. God knows how much it cost monthly for your needs to be met. On this divine foundation is written a proclamation that God knows those who are His.
God’s foundation has also a reminder written on it that says, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” This tells us about a sure investment that will yield a wonderful life. Here we are given an insider’s tip of how to handle our life in a way that results in great dividends. Turning from wickedness is the best life to live. This brings a rock solid stability in life. This provides a life without regrets.
The foundations of the world may crumble. The temporary sources of confidence and security found in this world will prove to be a bad investment. But there is a solid foundation that stands firm! The only place you can find this rock solid foundation is in God! Place your confidence and trust in Him and you will never be disappointed no matter what the stock market does.
I prayed for you,
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