Our recent circumstances may not look good – high inflation, high peso-dollar exchange rate, high fuel cost, high borrowing rates. All these and many others are contributing factors to low purchasing power, scarce job opportunities, limited business expansion, activities and etc.
Without a doubt, no one is spared. Everyone is affected by the current financial crisis. Yet, Christians ought to remember that for forty years God sustained Israel while inside the wilderness. There isn’t any productiveness in the wilderness. But God provided Israel with food, water and all basic needs throughout the lifetime of those who went out of Egypt in Exodus. Sadly though, that generation of Hebrews failed miserably, forsaking God’s covenant. Only Joshua and Caleb together with the second generation Israelites – those who weren’t around breaking God’s covenant and with whom God renewed His covenant (Joshua 5:2) – entered the Promised Land, though we know that the Promised Land was just a shadow of the good things to come. So with the coming of Jesus Christ fulfilling all Scripture, Christians now has the fullness of God’s promised. Consequently, in the midst of present financial difficulties Christians ought to trust Jesus Christ in all things.
Here is a Messianic promise uttered by David in a psalm.
“The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever; they are not put to shame in evil times; in the days of famine they have abundance. But the wicked will perish; the enemies of the LORD are like the glory of the pastures; they vanish—like smoke they vanish away.” (Psalms 37:18-20)
Always be thankful for God’s goodness. No matter how difficult the present circumstances may become, God remains faithful and His grace is sufficient at all times. In whatever circumstances we may be, always place your trust and confidence in Christ Jesus alone. Scripture said, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
May the peace of God be with everyone!
P.S. It has been a while since I last wrote a blog. Been busy doing virtual Bible study and sharing the truths of the Scripture. Thank you all for visiting my blog.
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