Jesus Saves – should a man save?
It was an old joke. You know why Jesus is rich? Because Jesus saves!
Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ’
Luke 12:20 But God said to him, “Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’
Many when they read this verse thinks that saving is a sin. Why save when God could take you away anytime, right? But if you read the whole chapter, Jesus was not rebuking the man for saving and planning ahead, He was dealing with the greediness of the rich man. The problem was pride and not savings. When you put money above God then we declare MONEY is more valuable than God.
But some people say savings is a sin. Yes and no. Yes when you save for the wrong reasons.. Same goes for investing, spending and giving generously.
“Any financial transaction reveals our heart by presenting an opportunity to worship Jesus or worship ourselves.” – Jamie Munson
Why do I save? So that I could put my trust in wealth is not a good motivation.
Why do I save? Because I fear for what might happen is also not a good motivation.
Why do I save? So that when opportunity comes to generously give to the work of Christ, or a good financial investment might pop up anytime soon could multiply the finances God has given to me to steward, I don’t need to think twice. Ive planned ahead and God has open the door for increase in my barn. Not that is a great motivation.