Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 13:7 NIV

“One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.” 

Duplicitous living is never ok. Whether you are rich, poor or somewhere in between is not really the issue. What defines those options varies widely anyway. Where you live in the world can certainly affect the definition. Pretending to be rich when you have nothing or even little can be a very risky way to live. It can certainly cause your family to suffer in the end. Living in debt not only frustrates Dave Ramsey, it leaves your family and debtors at risk. As we are about to see in the potentially coming inflationary period, as prices go up living foolishly above are means leaves us vulnerable to a much greater struggle in meeting ours and our families needs then if we were living financially disciplined lives. Things happen without warning in life. Losing our job, divorce, health issues, even death can come out of nowhere and if we handled our resources foolishly we may well find ourselves in great peril. Conversely, acting poorer then we are when we have excess means is not necessarily stewarding what God has blessed us with. As others have legitimate need and present opportunities to bless we should help. Or when Gods kingdom ministries have opportunities those of us with the ability to turn loose of some financial blessing and allow Him to use them to impact others in His name then we need to loosen our grip and help. Today, whoever and whatever your life situation, live it openly and honestly in a world of hurt and in desperate need of examples of how Gods children live in every circumstance. #BeTheEdge

“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” Ephesians‬ ‭4:25‬ ‭NIV‬‬