Riches

When my husband’s company offered a 401K, we immediately signed up. I asked God to show us how much to invest in each of the available categories. I invested our contributions in the low to medium risk stocks and the matching contributions in the higher risk and foreign stocks.

Then I forgot about it.

Every week we invested a small amount and we left it alone…even through 2008! A representative from our investment company met with us and told us our portfolio had been consistently getting 12% no matter what the interest rate was at the time!

We relied on God to choose our investments and to protect what we had invested.

God wants us to prosper, 3 John 1:2. (It takes money to spread the gospel.) When Jesus spoke to the rich young man he was not saying riches were bad.

Mark 10:23, 24, “Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God.’ This amazed them. But Jesus said again, Dear children, it is very hard to enter the Kingdom of God.’” NLT

“10:24 Some manuscripts read ‘very hard for those who trust in riches.'” New Living Translation Notes

It is the “love of money” that is the root of all evil, 1 Timothy 6:10. We need to save for the day when we can no longer work. We should not obsess over it, constantly buying and selling stocks in an effort to get rich.

Our trust needs to be in God.

Dear Lord,

I thank you for the way you have made our investment grow. I know that you will guide us now that there is not a matching contribution from our new employer. Everything is yours and I know you will take care of us. 

Amen

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