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  • Writer's picture Treavor Dodsworth CFP®, CPA, CKA®

#170 - Risk


Risk

I have recently been wondering if Christians should be some of the biggest risk-takers there are in this world. This is based on several beliefs:

  1. God is the provider. Matthew 6:32-33 - “For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

  2. God is enough. Philippians 4:12-13 - “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

  3. God loves me. Romans 8:38-39 - “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

I am not saying act with foolishness but if God loves me, God will always be enough regardless of my circumstances, and God will provide my basic needs that does inspire some confidence.

 
  • “To regard money as evil, and therefore useless for purposes of righteousness, is foolish. To regard it as good and therefore overlook its potential for spiritual disaster is equally foolish. The goal, then, is not that money be put to death, but that it be trained and handled with discipline, as a lion we are seeking to tame. Money may be temporarily under our control, but we must always regard it as a wild beast, with power to turn on us and others if we drop our guard."

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  • “If your spending outpaces your wage increases it doesn’t matter how much you make, eventually, you are going to fall behind financially.”

 

Thank you for reading!


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