The Right Security

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Proverbs 3:9-10; Deuteronomy 8:11-14

The word "security" popped into my mind as I read and considered our passages for today. God's Word is clear that our security comes through Him, not money. Yet somehow, we get this turned around, and if we're not careful we start thinking the more we have ($ in the bank, big house, new car, the best clothes...), the better we are. Moses hits this head on in Deuteronomy 8:11-14 as he warns the Israelites to not forget God when they get nice houses and their possessions have multiplied.

So what is it about having money that makes us feel and think that we're secure? What do you do to keep a proper perspective about money? Tami

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I'd assume that some folks feel "secure" because of the abundance of money. The danger is always present of letting the very blessings that God gives us sorta sidetrack us (and blind us) in not seeing our need of Him, and not earnestly seeking Him enough. We must always remember that we are only managers; of not only money but other blessings as well!

I think it's a question of perspective. No doubt, we've got to have some money to keep afloat in this world. When our perspective is primarily on this world, we'll place an inordinate value on money. When our perspective is on Christ, we'll see money as it is: A tool to be used for His glory, not something to be worshiped in and of itself.

HI TAMI

HAVING MONEY ALLOWS US TO OBTAIN COMFORTS IN LIFE AND GIVE OUR CHILDREN, FAMILY AND FRIENDS MATERIAL THINGS THAT THEY MAY DESIRE. ADDITIONALLY IT MAKES PEOPLE LOOK UP TO US, SOMETHING AKIN TO HERO / IDOL WORSHIP.

WE ALL SEEM TO HAVE THIS CHALLENGE OF THE EGO. SATAN HAD (STILL HAS) IT IN A BIG WAY WHICH LED TO HIM BEING CAST OUT OF HEAVEN.

TO KEEP A PROPER PERSPECTIVE ABOUT MONEY WE MUST REMEMBER THAT IT IS NOT OURS BUT GOD'S AND WE ARE JUST STEWARDS. FEEDING ON THE WORD OF GOD DAILY REMINDS US OF THE TRUTH AND KEEPS US THANKFUL AND WILLING TO SHARE WITH OTHERS WHILE SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS OF JOHN 3:16. IN ADDITION TO THIS WE WILL ALSO BE LETTING "OUR LIGHT SO SHINE THAT MEN WILL SEE OUR GOOD DEEDS AND GIVE PRAISE AND GLORY TO OUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN".

GOD IS SO MUCH MORE THAN DESERVING OF ALL OUR PRAISE AND GLORY

REGARDS IN CHRIST

CECIL

Good Morning! I probably have a different perspective of security since I have worked in DoD and homeland security all my adult life than others when I first think of the word.

It is so easy when things are going well to forget to Thank God for his blessings. When we have money we tend to use it to fix everything and then we take the credit in solving the problem. God used those who could not accomplish his goals without Him throughout the bible so that when they accomplished the action it would be obvious that it was God, not just His chosen person. If he gave us only tasks that we could accomplish with our own means, we would forget all together that we need Him.

I have a tendency to put everything I have available into my ministry (Children's Ministry, Missions) and other things I do as a volunteer (Scouting), so much I have a habit of being short on cash at the end of the month. Although this is an area I have to work on in better budgeting so I have something for emergencies, it is certainly one way that I know that no matter how much I make, I still rely on God to get me through day to day. I also have a very thankful heart in that I have a job that when I look back at circumstances in my life only God could have put me where I am today and I want to be sure that I use this position to glorify God for whatever reason He has put me there - whether it is the job itself that will make a difference somewhere or someone I will meet on my job that I am to be a witness and helper to.

The more God gives me, the more I can put into others needs!

Holly

I think it easy to forget about God when things are going well; we need to keep in perspective that it is Gods money and we need to use it to further his kingdom.

We feel secure when we attain wealth because we ascribe this gain to our own efforts. It is because of our own talents that this wealth has been achieved. We eliminate God completely from our success. We for get that the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof. And so all we achieve is as he determines as he wills it.

Much of our life revolves around the use of money and often money or the lack there of can be a source of conflict or stress in our lives. When there is ample money our life appears to be less stressed and we have a false sense if security as we think we are in control and have solved our problems. It helps me to tithe regularly. Giving to God first out of the income helps me to remain focused on the source of the income and be thankful for what I have whether abundance or shortfall, as God has blessed our family with jobs and at this point health with which to serve him.

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