I have been amazed the last couple weeks to observe how emotions drive our economy. All of the major news web sites, news channels, and newspapers, display pictures of panic-stricken stockbrokers, like this guy.
Our economy is changing, no doubt. Dependence on financial stability is failing, from our 401K’s declining in value, to food prices rising. I ate at a Mexican restaurant on Wednesday that charged a 7.5% economy surcharge. What?! Is that even legal?
When I came into work today, and one of my colleagues was voicing her worries for the fifth day in a row that our nation’s financial situation is doomed. Yesterday I heard on the radio that the No. 1 worry of all women 40+ is money. Honestly, I can find better things to worry about.
The fact of the matter is that money is probably the most temporal thing in the world. And yet, people put so much trust in it. They plan their lives around making money, investing money and spending money. But when the economy goes down, all their hard-earned and hard-invested dollars start slipping away. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t invest or save. But realize that you cannot trust in the dollar.
When our forefathers created our currency, they chose to place a very important phrase on every penny, nickel, dime, quarter, one dollar bill, five dollar bill, ten dollar bill, twenty dollar bill, one-hundred dollar bill — every form of currency in the U.S.! — “In God We Trust.”
Let us not forget that money was never meant to be trusted. Perhaps we need “In God We Trust” printed on every checkbook, check card, credit card, and bank statement just to reiterate that.
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'” Hebrews 13:5