Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.–Proverbs 23:5 The worldwide economic meltdown that began in 2008 resulted in the greatest evaporation of wealth in history. By February 2009, tens of trillions of dollars in value had disappeared from markets around the world. A month later, a prominent Wall Street money manager pled guilty to stealing upwards of $50 billion from investors.
It seems almost inconceivable that trillions of dollars can vanish without a trace–but they can. There is nothing wrong with saving and investing for the future, but money can never be the ultimate source of our security. Our security must be in something eternal, not something temporal. Money is temporary; God is forever: “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27a). Money is a foundation that can be washed away, but nothing can remove the “everlasting arms” of God from underneath our lives. He is an immovable foundation.
Save money? Yes. Trust in money? No. Put your faith in the only object worthy of your trust: God Himself.(Turning Point)
The real measure of our wealth is how much we’d be worth if we lost all our money.
John Henry Jowett