By Chuck Bentley
Bankrate.com’s annual Financial Security Index Survey reported that Americans’ financial security slipped in July, with the Index hitting its second-lowest reading in 2015.
When it came to their jobs, 22 percent said they felt “more secure” compared with how they felt a year ago, and 14 percent said they felt “less secure.” While still positive, it’s a weaker response overall. Last month, 29 percent of those surveyed said they felt “more secure” about their jobs, compared with 9 percent who said they felt “less secure.”
They were also concerned about their level of savings. When asked about the money they’d socked away, 29 percent said they were “less comfortable” with their level of savings compared with a year ago. Only 18 percent said they were “more comfortable.”
From a biblical perspective, we should never feel financially secure. First, our security is not in our job or our savings account. We only have true security when we place it all in Jesus Christ. He is our true provider and our only source for peace. Second, all that we have is not really ours. We are temporary managers, not owners. That is why it is foolish to begin thinking we are comfortable with our possessions.
Proverbs 18:10-11 says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.”
Originally posted 8/12/2015.
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