From the depression of the
1930’s and to a smaller degree with the stock market crash in 2008, there is a
lesson to be learned. Bad loans build up a bubble that eventually will burst.
As written about in the post Heaven’s Riches
Are Far More Valuable Than Earthly Wealth, a manager was accused of wasting
a rich man’s possessions. We are not told what possessions the manager was
wasting but we have to speculate that the manger’s greed caused him to take
risk with the rich man’s money.
It could also have been that he
just couldn’t say “no” to those who bought things from his master on loan
without the ability to pay back the loan. We see the same things happening with
many money managers of today. There is this push to sale things or give out
loans to people that can’t pay it off.
When we serve God, the emphasis
is not so much on short term gain but on doing the right things that result in
long term success. There are right attitudes, motives, and actions to take. If we
are focused on serving Him only; to being a good steward for what He gives and
look forward to the time we get to spend with Him each day, then we have a
tendency to think things through and make better decisions.
I found this video that inspires
this desire to hear God’s voice and help make good decisions: Word of God Speak – MercyMe. As we go to
God each day in prayer, it’s important to listen for the instructions and take
the proper steps.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to
all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. – James 1:5