Money Changers, Part 6

I want to pickup where I left off last time by revisiting my last two comments, "God is the master of the future, not us. When we displace God concerning our future, trouble will be awaiting us." By now, you should have grasped what debt/credit does. If not, reread the whole Money Changer series for a refresher.

"Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow, we shall go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.' Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, 'If the Lord wills, we shall live and also do this or that, James 4:13-15.'" James is NOT telling us to not plan, but rather planning without God is an effort in folly. In other words, a self-sufficient Christian is unwise. Most Christians use credit as often as they use cash or checkbook and never give a single thought as to "if" they should.

Gary Ellis, MBA, CFP
Association Stewardship Director