February 3, 2019

Economic Storm

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 3, 2019

When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.  Proverbs 10:25

Economic storms expose evil, as when the ocean tide goes out, those naked in the water are exposed. Dead wood is swept away, to be seen no more. It may seem like the wicked are prospering, but eventually they will be found out. The Holy Spirit shakes out sin so it can be seen and judged. As the Lord promised His children in the past, “I will shake the house of Israel” (Amos 9:9).

What use is it to make a lot of noise and draw the attention of the elite and then lose your creditability under scrutiny? Economic storms collapse businesses and ministries that are dependent on debt and, conversely, cause good churches to increase in attendance. There is a purging of pride, and all manner of excess is exposed. What really matters in life becomes the priority: faith, family, friends, food, and shelter. Storms reveal worth.

Those who cling to Christ are not shaken. He is our cornerstone that no degree of chaos can challenge. The Bible says, “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever” (Psalm 125:1). The righteous cannot be moved, because their Master is immovable. Therefore, stand firm in the Lord.

Your stability in your Savior is security for your family, friends, and work associates. Your unwavering faith during difficult days helps them replace panic with peace, fear with faith, and compromise with conviction. Indeed, if all you have left is a firm foundation of faith, begin rebuilding God’s big vision. Are you a wise builder?

Jesus says, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matthew 7:24).


Heavenly Father, keep my focus on you and not on stuff during economic ups and downs, in Jesus’ name, amen.


How can I build my life, home, and work on the solid rock of Jesus?

Related Reading

Job 20:5; Psalm 37:10; Acts 2:25; Hebrews 12:28

Taken from Seeking Daily the Heart of God v.2

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