Saturday, October 11, 2008

WEALTH: A prelude to the Last Days!

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:19-21
Scripture warns of days like these ... man, vested in this world and not the next, is surprised by the loss of all his wealth, having come to trust in it.

Who is there to blame ... point the finger of blame anywhere but in a mirror! Whose watch is it? Blame him! Or, though they know not God, they blame God!

I have come to believe this financial crisis is being allowed by God, much as He allowed the Tower of Babel to be built. When He tired of man's efforts to reach Him He threw them into global confusion, much like the global confusion we witness today.

And the fact that neither of the two candidates for POTUS are truly acceptable candidates, that neither is qualified to lead in these days of trial and tribulation; neither is like David, a man after God's own heart.

It is so like God to humble the wisdom of man by His ignorance, man's power by His weakness, and man's message by the message!

Wars are being fought that cannot be won (and here); nonsensical ideologies are waxing strong (Soviet resurgence; Amadinajab's nuclear & Israeli foreign policy), while the wisdom of the ages gathers dust on the book shelf; and public ignorance grows like mold under a leaky sink.
Yet still the panic continues, still the stock markets suffer record-breaking falls, still the finance ministers and central bank governors scratch their heads to cobble together yet another initiative to avert financial cataclysm.

And millions of helpless people are left to wander aimlessly in a valley of darkness and insecurity, because they followed their leaders without discernment; they trusted their teachings and respected their learning; they affirmed their experience and submitted to their authority.

Yet all the time those leaders were leading the people astray, for they were placating them with falsehood and lies, leading them to the false god of riches and avarice. They fixed their eyes on the Gold Calf, in worship, love and adoration. And the people mistook this idol for the God of their forefathers, for it brought happiness, material wealth, security, and the people had never had it so good.

But all good things must come to an end, especially those good things which were not actually good, but merely seemed so.
Or so says His Grace, the Archbishop Cranmer. Here, here! Or is it, "Hear, hear"?

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