An Iron-Clad Investment

Posted: September 29, 2008 in Uncategorized

The market?  She is crazy!

The economy?  Shaking.

Home prices? Falling dramatically.

Interest rates? Rising steadily.

It would seem that we are living the definition of Hebrews 12 and the “removing of what can be shaken.” There is, however, good, amazing, immovable news.  Ready?   Here it is:

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.”

As residents and co-workers in this unshakable Kingdom, how should we handle our money?  Well, I’m no financial expert, but it seems to me that if we live in the Kingdom, we should spend in the Kingdom – ESPECIALLY when the world’s system fails.  Kingdom currency trades on an entirely different scale…one that I think is found in Proverbs 19:17.

“He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done.”

As I’ve watched the elected leaders of our country fight and feud and fail to come to any sort of feasible rescue operation, I have decided to plant my cash deep into the soil of the the one market that doesn’t change, doesn’t fluctuate and won’t fade away.

Fiscally Faith-filled,

Bo

P.S.  Check back here tomorrow afternoon for Tuesday’s Child, Volume 9…because even in our economic downturn, the truly poor still exist.

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Comments
  1. Ann Dunagan says:

    Amen, Bo!!!

    God is not a Republican or a Democrat. He’s not an American, and He didn’t even claim to be an Israelite. God is for HIS KINGDOM, and like it says in Isaiah 9:7, “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.”

    My political views are for God’s Kingdom to come and God’s will to be done; and my economic stance is to continually invest in what’s eternal.

    Joshua 5

    13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”
    14 So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.”
    And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”
    15 Then the Commander of the LORD’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.

    Let’s fall on our face, not out of despair, but out of extravagant worship to our everlasting GOD!!!!

    I look forward to your post tomorrow.
    Ann

  2. bolovesjoe says:

    Ann – your comment was brilliant and I’ve already quoted it to three different people. So good to know His government will never crash, spin or decrease. Love you!

  3. Jessica Carpenter says:

    Silly I know, but in my head when I read the title of this blog I was like “Iron-Clad investment… is this blog going to be about the move Iron Man?? because if so I’m very excited indeed! But you always fail to write about trivial things… you should work on that.

  4. bolovesjoe says:

    Jess – please refer to my post on passwords. And cake. And mice. And CLC students with spring fever (not that the love lives of young adults are trivial. Certainly not.) I’m just saying, I can do trivial with the best of ’em. I LIVE to trivialize!

    Also – good to hear from you! When are you coming home?

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