How do you respond when your child needs surgery? Your 401k loses half its value? Your business partner embezzles funds from you? Your spouse is diagnosed with cancer? You feel like you have failed God one time too many? You discover that your trusted pastor has been having an affair? If you are like me, your first thought is not “everything will work out.”
Whereas the bible never uses the term “co-signing”, it gives plenty of advice about assuming responsibility for another person’s loan. Most of this advice, appropriately, comes from the Book of Proverbs … a book of wisdom. Here’s what it has to say.
Wait a minute, why would I want to be rich when the Bible says that it’s easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter heaven? That’s a good question, and the topic of money and riches isn’t brushed over in the Bible . . .
One would expect a Christian blog to talk about giving. We may ask, “how much should I give? Where should I give?” Giving is part of our Christian mission. If Christians can increase their giving by embracing missional frugality, much good will be done in their lives, in their relationship with God, and around the world.
This is a tough question to answer because it is different for every person, but I like to think that the answer for most of us should be “a lot”…
Why is it that God gives us wealth? Could it be that He gives it in order that we could help advance His Kingdom?