Job’s wise investment advice

“If I have made gold my trust
or called fine gold my confidence,
if I have rejoiced because my wealth was abundant
or because my hand had found much,

this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges,
for I would have been false to God above. Job 31:24,25,28

Job knew that rich men often found it easy to trust in riches. He insisted that he had not trusted in his gold, or placed his confidence in it.  In addition, Job didn’t rejoice in his abundant wealth.

His investment advice? Be wise. It is ok to have gold or not to have gold.  The key question to ask is, “What or who am I trusting?”  Don’t trust in your gold.  Have no confidence in fine gold. If you place your trust in anything other than in God, you are sinning.  Isn’t it ironic that the statement “In God We Trust” is printed on our money?

Jesus said, “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24)


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