Jesus Talks About the Stock Market

Two thousand years ago Jesus had important counsel about your savings. He challenged a rich, successful farmer not to think that earthly savings provided security. He went on to say that there is treasure that will never fail, that cannot be stolen or destroyed. Jesus did not condemn the acquiring of physical wealth, but he did say that there is treasure that is superior to what can gained by earthly means. He urged his followers to have purses that will never wear out. The Apostle Paul echoed Christ’s words when he warned in 1 Timothy 6 that wealth is uncertain, so don't place your hopes on earthly treasure. Global markets are losing billions of dollars in value. Perhaps the markets will rebound and all that was lost in the last weeks will be regained. But as Paul said, what the markets will or won't do is far from certain. Jesus' teaching is practical. Who knows if you will even be here tomorrow to enjoy your the fruit of your planning.

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