Monday, June 18, 2012

Late Night Cramming for the Test of Faith?

Most Christians in the US have so far escaped the poverty and deprivation that is familiar to our brothers and sister in third world countries. But if the world economy continues its current downslide, it is quite possible we here will be faced with an unprecedented global depression; no one will escape. How will Christians react when capitalism falters and entitlements cease?

Truly no one knows what will happen when major institutions declare bankruptcy, and the government can no longer bail them out. What will happen if our government cannot stand behind our federally-insured savings accounts? What will happen when several large countries declare bankruptcy at once?

A great test of faith may be coming soon. Will our faith in God’s provision be greater than our trust in government? Do we yet have enough faith to sustain us or will we come up short? None of us knows the limits of our faith in God unless, and until, it is put to its ultimate test. If we are to pass that test, we should take advantage of opportunities to learn faith now.  There can be no late-night cramming for this one. “Study to show yourself approved unto God…” (2 Tim. 2:15).

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