SecurityHandbook 1: Article 41 - Who In The World Are You?

"Security is mostly a superstition. Security does not exist in nature nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

Helen Keller

Security! That's the name of the game in American culture. Life insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, old age insurance, auto insurance, ad infinitum. On every newsstand, in every bookstore, and yes, in Christian literature coming into our homes are hints, suggestions, budget proposals, savings plans, and insurance policies aimed at every financial contingency of our daily lives.

But what does Jesus say about money? First, consider some things He doesn't say. He doesn't say, "store up for yourselves treasures on earth". He doesn't say, "save for a rainy day". He doesn't say, "make sure your life and health are adequately insured". He doesn't say, "work at establishing a good credit rating for use in emergencies". He doesn't say, "select a good pension plan". On and on with an endless list of financial suggestions for peace and prosperity that Jesus doesn't command.

Here today and gone tomorrow -- our money, our security, our life. There is no security outside God! Read for yourself (I'm not going to spoon feed you) what the Bible says about money. When you discover what God has to say about money and security you'll be shocked to find out that it in no way coincides with the trend in American culture.

Current middle class values are not synonymous with Christian values! We live in two worlds -- two cultures. Perhaps it is time to reassess the basis for our values. It's getting so that the Christian and his values are indistinguishable from the world. What is really ludicrous is the sight of a person straddling the fence -- with one ear to the ground on each side.

HLC

"Because the Lord is my shepherd, I have everything that I need."

Psalm 23: 1

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