Micah 4:13b – ‘You will devote their ill-gotten gains to the Lord, their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.’
It can be easy to lose perspective. Evil people gain wealth. The most humble hearted person can lose everything and everyone dear to them. We live in a fallen world. That does not mean that God is not Lord of all the earth.
That’s what I love about the above verse. It shows that although unjust people acquire riches in this world, ultimately they will go to the Lord. Even if they are acquired in an unethical way, they will be used for good. Do you not love the irony of the idea that money earned through slavery could be used to set people free?
Lord of all the Earth
Things will go wrong on this earth because we live in a fallen world. It is a given, but we shouldn’t forget that God is in control. He sees everything and He, the Lord of all the earth will make things right. Until that happens, He wants His children to do everything they can on this earth to provide a loving and just example. What are you doing with your wealth as a Christian? Are you impacting the world for the better? When you meet with the Lord of all the earth at the end of your life, will He say, ‘well done, good and faithful servant!’?
Financial tip – consider if a loan is necessary to make purchases; other than a mortgage, in a short time frame it should be possible to save regular amounts and purchase items outright. A $10,000 car could end up costing you 12,000 over a 5 year period and will devalue by half in the first 12 months. Buying a similar vehicle that is 12 months old with cash may be a much smarter move financially.
- Free Faith Resource – Bible for Kids (Free Download)