Last Young Adults/Professional Bible Study, we learned about Finances and the many promise-saturated verses of how God wants us to have a godly attitude towards money and provision.
Today, I got a phone call from Perze saying most than half his team was let go. I could tell by his voice that he was afraid of the consequences if he was to be fired. But like most things we’ve had to experiences ever since our dating days, we reminded ourselves that God always provides.
He is our Jehovah Jireh. Job or no job.
This morning, I claimed Hab.2:3…the verse God showed us since 2003, saying to wait for God; that things will not be delayed…everything in His perfect timing.
Then I was brought back to the verses we learned from BBS, and it quieted more of my fears:
Ecclesiastes 5:10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.
Isaiah 55:1 Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Matthew 6:24-34 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. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious saying, “what shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or what shall we wear?” For the Gentiles seek after these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
1 Timothy 6:6-12 Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many selnseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you, o man of God, flee those things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fith of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Psalm 9:9-10 The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in the times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, o LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 37 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
Proverbs 28:6, 13, 25-26 Better is a poor man who walks in integrity, than a rich man who is crooked in his ways. Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the LORD will be enriched. Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.