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