When it comes to personal finances and material possessions, most of our attention right now seems to be turned towards our unraveling economy. Predictions from financial experts come out almost weekly with what we can expect to see unfold in 2009 as it relates to the stock market, house prices, and the cost of oil. For many people, the events of the last several months have come as a shock. For others, they could see the storm coming, they just weren’t sure when it would hit.
The Bible gives us two kinds of promises when it comes to money. The first promise is that we can expect to experience the anxiety that comes from economic meltdown when we fail to be generous, save too little, and spend money we don’t have. The other promise is that we can expect to reap the benefits of joy and contentment when we handle the money entrusted to us with wisdom and gratitude. The Bible gives us a simple teaching on the complex issue of money ... 10.10.80.