Well happy February 2, or as many of us know it—Groundhog Day. The day when a furry critter with big yellow teeth prognosticates how much winter we have left. According to folklore, since 1886 when Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow, if it’s cloudy today then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks. So, how does this apply to your finances you ask???
Well, a shadow is what you have when light is blocked by an opaque object. We should want God’s light to illuminate in each area of our lives . . . yes, including our finances.
When it comes to handling money the best source of light is the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
And I love what Psalm 119:24 says, “Your laws are both my light and my counselor.” So, if we want to understand with clarity – no shadows that will mess up my thinking – learn what the Bible says about handling money. And it says a lot. In the Bible there are more than 2,350 verses dealing with money and possessions.
Hebrews 4:12 reveals that God’s Spirit can make the Bible real to each of us in a personal way. It says, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Isn’t that fantastic! God, through His word can speak to each of us as individuals, so we can know what the Lord of the universe wants us to do with the resources He entrusts to us.