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Only God Gives Financial Security
by Rick Warren
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. (Deuteronomy 8:18 NIV)
God is the one who provides for us when we have a need. This means he supplies for our financial needs.
In other words, I don’t look to an employer for my security. I don’t look to my savings for security. I don’t look to anyone or anything other than God to supply my needs.
Let me illustrate it this way: When I turn on the water, I don’t think the water actually comes straight from the faucet. I know the water really comes from a reservoir. It just comes to me through the faucet.
In the same way, the income that God wants to give you may come through a job or through something else. But the source is always God.
This means you don’t need to worry about which faucet he uses to supply your needs. In a sense, he says, “If I turn off one faucet, I can just as easily turn on another. If you lose one job, I can give you another. I am your source, not your job. I am your source, not your bank account.”

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