By Robert Rawson
Summary: Many find their hearts failing them for fear as they watch the daily ups and downs of the stock market.
As a small boy I would sit with profound interest listening to my father tell of the challenges of the Great Depression. Confidence in the
God’s word says, ? ?Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse. . .and prove me now herewith,’ saith the Lord of hosts, ?if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it? (Mal 3: 10). This counsel is given in the context of asking the question, Will a man rob God?
Some believe this biblical counsel means that for each dollar we give, we will receive a dollar in return. A careful reading of the text will help us to understand that God’s promise is to bless us. Those blessings might be gifts of money received at just the right moment of greatest need. We could share countless testimonies that would validate this to often be the case. But God has many ways to bless His children—health, happiness, family reconciliations and countless others. He knows what is best for us. We must leave it to Him to determine what we need most.
Investing funds in banks, stock markets and in many other options may be of value to provide for one’s needs in retirement, but let us not forget that the most important investment is faithfulness to God—the investment that brings eternal value. God wants to bless His children with the most precious gift of all, His companionship throughout eternity.
Investing for the future
The right to lead
The debt-free church
Sound mind investing