Are You Willing?

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24-25, NIV)

It is imperative that we build our lives on the Word of God – a foundation made of rock!

Anyone from past generations, looking at our economy today, would quickly assess that we have some potentially catastrophic financial problems facing us. When the success of an economy is determined by a 3 percent shift in interest rates at any given time, that economy is in deep trouble. As statistics demonstrate, the federal government is the catalyst behind most of our current debt. The United States government now owes more than $15.9 trillion and that number is growing daily. Most Americans work the first five months of each year just to pay their taxes, and it still isn’t enough. In spite of taking in more than $3 trillion a year, our government must borrow another $500 billion each year just to pay the interest on what we have already borrowed. Something has got to change!

About 3,000 years ago God promised that if the people who were called by His name would obey His statutes and commands, “Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity – in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground – in the land He swore to your ancestors to give you. The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of His bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.” (Deuteronomy 28:10-12, NIV)

But He also warned that if His statutes and commands were ignored, “A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labor produce, and you will have nothing but cruel oppression all your days. … The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower”. (Deuteronomy 28:33, 43, NIV)

This is exactly where our nation is today. Foreign lenders now hold approximately 50% of the total debt held by the public. Is there hope? Can the cycle be reversed? Without a doubt, but only if God’s people will return to His way, without compromise. Each of us at every level must be willing to live by the statutes and commandments of our Lord. The bottom line is not “Are we able to make a difference?” It is “Are we willing to make a difference?”

Enjoy your weekend, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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One Comment on “Are You Willing?”

  1. …“Are we willing to make a difference?” That’s the BIG question!!!! 🙂


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