HOW TO KEEP YOUR EMOTIONAL EQUILIBRIUM
WHETHER YOU ARE UP OR DOWN
JAMES 1: 9 - 12
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JESUS CHRIST said, "He that exalteth himself shall be abased,
and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted"
(Matthew 23: 12).
The inspired writer who penned the book of James picked up this
theme and expanded it as it applies to finances.
In the realm of finances there are two opposite and equal
challenges. Wealth and poverty both pose their dangers.
No area of life affords more trials or tests than money. It is a
classic test. To handle it properly and have the right attitude
about it requires great wisdom. That in part is why in James 1:
5 there is included an exhortation to ask for wisdom.
Jesus knew the human tendency to worry about money, therefore,
three times in Matthew 6 he repeatedly said we should not be
anxious about money (Matthew 6: 25a, 31a, 34a).
A recent issue of a woman's magazine featured a survey which
showed that 75% of all worries are about money.
A professor of psychology at California State University claims
90% of all illness is caused by money worries.
The "Wall Street Journal," a paper largely devoted to money,
once described money as "an article which may be used as a
universal passport to everywhere except Heaven, and as a
universal provider of everything except happiness."
A summary verse containing truth that will enable us to maintain
our equilibrium is Proverbs 30: 8, 9, "Give me enough so I don't ...
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