"$36 billion was wiped from the value of the Australian shares after the local market posted its largest one-day decline in nine months".
What a wake up call and a reminder how easy and temporal money and material wealth is!
The world all around us is all about the next newest car, a better house, wonderful holidays, the latest fashion, etc. And God in His goodness does provide for us and blesses us in many, many ways.
Yet, we are called to so much more than what the world sees or has! As our pastor likes to remind us, we are not to confuse our blessings with our calling. Let's remember we are eternal beings on a journey through a temporal world towards an upward, heavenly calling! And let's make our blessings count for eternity!
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.