Having taught for over 20 years on the subject of “family,” it seems the one area that causes people the most heartache and brings up the most difficult questions is the area of finances and trying to provide for a family.
So many variables are constantly changing—ever increasing costs of living, rising inflation, and an unsteady job market, just to name a few. In the Last Days, the Bible talks about perilous times coming.
We know Jesus is coming back and we’re excited about being a part of the End-Tim harvest of souls, but Christians are crying out, “What about my home?” and “How am I going to take care of my family?”
Second Peter 1:3 (KJV) says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness…,” which means God hasn’t left us without answers. He has provided us with everything we need to take care of our families, but we’re going to have to get into His Word to find out how to receive it.
God’s Word tells us how to get the wisdom we need:
James 1:4 (KJV) says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” God will give us wisdom if we will simply ask Him for it.
The Take Away
Taking care of our families requires wisdom, not just a natural human wisdom, but a God-given wisdom. To get that wisdom, we need to ask God (James 1:5).