My wife told me I have had too many technical posts in a row. Therefore no discussion on taxes this week (sorry!).
The Bible has more than 2,000 references to money. It is all too easy to start believing the lies about money- trust in your wealth, endless pursuit of more, etc. Therefore, it is good to frequently recalibrate on the truths in the Bible. I used the Open Bible site to identify the below verses.
Hebrews 13:5 - Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Matthew 6:24 - “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
Luke 12:15 - And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
1 Timothy 6:17-19 - As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
Matthew 6:19-21 - “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
1 Timothy 6:9 - “But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.”
Mark 8:36 - “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?”
Interesting Article(s) or Video(s)
This article is slightly dated (in this day and age that means it is already over a week old!). It is an encouraging look at some ministries stepping up in Ukraine.
A Wealth of Common Sense - Some Reminders About the Stock Market
Remember the principles.
Thank you for reading!