Rev Dr Ricky James
We’ve all seen how fragile our economy truly is. Most Americans live pay-check to pay-check and can’t afford to miss even one. Added to that, we often use debt to live the life we wish we could afford. When the topic of money comes up, we get anxious. The pandemic has exposed patterns of spending and saving that do not bring peace. But God desires us to be content with what we have and live within our means. We can’t change the past, but we can start today and build financial peace.
1 Timothy 6:6-10
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
6 Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; 7 for we brought nothing into the world, so that[a] we can take nothing out of it; 8 but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. 9 But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.