Money Week: Meltdown Monday

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

They called it Meltdown Monday, and it turned the financial world upside down. The stock market tanked huge. People all over the world who know stuff about money freaked out. Lots of people lost their jobs. Talking heads are still arguing about what happened, why it happened, and who’s fault it was.

moneyweek_350I can see some of you yawning, but we all care about money. We all want the security of knowing we’ll have enough food to eat and clothes to wear. And nearly all of us have a long list of wants beyond that. (Most of mine take batteries.)

Beyond that, we tend to think our lives would be way better if we had a lot more money. Here’s the problem: Money fails. Even if you have plenty of it, it will always let you down. For the next few days, Solomon will tell us all the ways in which money can break our hearts.

Think: What does the verse above say about money? What does it mean that God is rich? What does “all your needs” mean?

Pray: Thank God that He is ultimately the one who meets your needs, not yourself or money or work.

Do: Read Philippians 4:19 (above) as many times as necessary to get it good and stuck in your head.