I want to replace our garage door but we are not sure it is wise to dip into our emergency fund to pay for it. Then I remembered learning about the stock market crash of 1929. Overnight the value of the dollar dropped to the point that millionaires were selling apples on the street. If I knew money would be worthless this time next year, would I invest in a garage door?

I don’t know the future. I do know that things can change overnight. It saddened me when I read today’s verse and compared the total number of people who left Egypt with the total number deported to Babylon.

Exodus 12:37, “That night the people of Israel left Rameses and started for Succoth. There were about 600,000 men, plus all the women and children.” New Living Translation

Jeremiah 52:30, “In Nebuchadnezzar’s twenty-third year, he sent Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, who took 745 more – a total of 4,600 captives in all.” New Living Translation

Over 2 million people left Egypt, but there were only 4,600 when the last captives left Jerusalem. It didn’t happen overnight.

Dear Father God,

The money in our emergency fund is Yours. You own everything. Help us be good stewards of our finances and the home You have given to us. Give us wisdom.

In Jesus Name,


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