Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional March 5 2021 – Facing Financial Failure
Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Recommended Reading: Psalm 37:25-26
Recent years have brought financial hardships for many people, including many Christians. Stock market crashes, the Great Recession of 2008, financial advisors who embezzled their clients’ money, economic downturns that caused jobs to evaporate . . . the list goes on. Being a Christian doesn’t inoculate one from the fear of financial calamity.
So how should we face the possibility of financial loss? The psalmist, David, starts at a good place: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” (Psalm 37:3). Facing all fears—including the fear of financial loss—begins at the same point: Trust and obey. “Do good,” in this case, might mean to be a good steward, save, spend wisely, give generously, plan for the future—and don’t worry! That was Jesus’ message in the Sermon on the Mount when He said not to worry about your financial needs (Matthew 6:25-34).
We can only do three things: Be good stewards, trust God, and not live in fear.
O, the vast, the boundless treasure of my Lord’s unchanging love!