I don’t need to begin a long talk about how bad the economy is, but here is a piece of information that we all may not know. The suffering we are enduring should cause everyone to remember that wealth doesn’t last forever. The money in the bank can be here today and gone tomorrow. We need to reflect more upon the uncertainty of things.
For so long we never imagined our money being gone—for some reason we always thought it would be there. But lo and behold, men steal it, or the economy eats it away like cancer (Matthew 6:19-21). Uncertainty is all around us and blows against our skin like the wind (James 4:14; Luke 12:13-21). While it is true that we need to save our money for the future, we need to also meditate upon what the Lord said about riches. He taught us not to make it our number one goal (Mark 9:36-37). He taught us to keep in mind that it could disappear (James 5:2-3). He thought us to put our main interest in things eternal (1 Timothy 6:17).
Try not to panic about lost money, just do your best to preserve what you can and use this experience as a time to reflect upon your soul and where you will spend eternaity (2 Corinthians 5:10; Romans 14:9-12).
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.