The Purpose of Money in Your Life
What’s the purpose of money in your life?
The decisions you make reflect what’s really important to you. This is especially true with decisions involving money. Money exists to help you fulfill God’s purpose for your life. However, if used improperly, it can hinder that purpose. The prophet Obadiah, in 1 Kings 18, understood his purpose and the purpose of money. Although he worked for King Ahab, he knew that his life calling was to serve the Lord. When Jezebel began killing God’s prophets, Obadiah hid a hundred of them in two caves and “supplied them with food and water.” Now think about that! One hundred people totally dependent upon Obadiah’s personal generosity. Risking his own life and possessions, he used his wealth and resources to fulfill God’s calling. Obadiah’s wife may have understood his purpose and supported his efforts. Some scholars believe that she’s the widow mentioned in 2 Kings 4. If that’s true, he ended up with a righteous debt and God used a miracle to deliver her from financial bondage.
As we face economic turmoil we need people like Obadiah – those who are willing to take what they have and use it to advance God’s purposes on earth. So, ask yourself, what do you want your time on earth to count for? How do you want to be remembered? How will you please God with the gifts, talents, and skills that He’s given you? God may lead you to use the resources He’s given you for His kingdom during such a time as this.
And if you’re unable to give generously because of credit card debt? I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan just for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline at 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.