Proverbs 13: 23 – ‘A poor man’s field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.’
How do you define being poor? In this verse, the poor man was fortunate enough to have a field and have it producing abundantly. But through injustice, he loses it.
Perhaps this describes your situation. You don’t consider yourself poor. You have a home, you have investments. And then an economic crash occurs and you lose all you have invested in a second.
If you felt secure because of your investments, then surely after this occurrence, insecurity set in. As wealthy Christians we need to learn to rely on God for our daily needs. We should also recognise and accept that any investments we have made – no matter how wise – can be taken from us in a second.
Injustice Sweeps it Away
We live in an unjust world. Injustice is just that – unfair and wrong. It doesn’t care who you are or what you have; it can take it all away. Finances, health, skills and contacts can be lost in a second.
Invest daily in your relationship with God – this is something that cannot be taken away if you don’t allow it. Also invest daily in teaching your children to commune with God. Invest daily in improving your finances but acknowledge that all financial sources come first from God.
While you have finances, consider yourself blessed and use them to bless others. In an unjust world, they could be taken away before you choose to act with them. Don’t let this happen to you.
If it does – acknowledge that this isn’t the end and for whatever reason, God has allowed this to happen. Don’t turn your back on Him and His provision; instead know that He can make you rich again. Act in the security of this.
Wealth tip – for big purchases, research pricing in advance of acquiring something. You can save yourself a lot of money if you take the time to look around.
- Free Faith Resource – Bible for Kids (Free Download)