Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Recession-Proof Financial Success

And on the religious note, I can't help but notice that many most of the people I know, young and old, are engaged in financial struggles the likes of which they've never before encountered. The only person I know who can't complain is a fellow who inherited a lot of oil stock. Today I read of food rationing here in the US and rising gas prices, and I wasn't surprised to hear that President Bush has the highest disapproval rating of any president in Gallup history. The only surprising thing about this is that 66% of Republicans are still clinging to the delusion that Bush is doing a good job leading the country. Thankfully, most of the sensible Conservatives I know have denounced the man and his party, and 66% of Republicans in 2008 isn't as high a number as 66% of Republicans in 2004 was. But that's neither here nor there.

Last night I inadvertently sat through two "get rich quick" infomercials, both of which, it seemed, encouraged people to pay money to learn how to capitalize on the destitute: "Buy Foreclosed Homes! Buy and Collect Debt!" It reminded me of a financial scheme I learned about a while back, and thought I would share it.

You're never sure you can trust the purveyors of the get-rich-quick schemes on the infomercials, but who could provide advice that was more trustworthy than Jesus Christ himself? Listen:

(Matthew 6:25-33) 25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

It's so easy, anyone can do it. You can get full details FREE in the Gospel According to Matthew.

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