Yes, I’m talking about the decline of the dollar. Just not the decline most talking heads are discussing.
There is some speculation about what will happen to the value of the dollar in the future. However, there is one thing we can be certain of … there will come a day when the dollar will be considered useless by all of us.
The Christian faith is a linear one. We are in the last times, and eventually Jesus will come back. When that happens, I suspect our perspective of all things on earth will alter in the twinkling of an eye.
Randy Alcorn says it this way:
Someday this upside down world will be turned right side up again, and nothing in all eternity will turn it back. If we are wise, we will spend our brief lives on earth positioning ourselves for that turn.
Jesus says it this way (Mt. 6:19-20):
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.
Are we investing in that which cannot be taken away from us? Are we investing in eternally secure investments?
Surely, we don’t want to be investing in today and neglecting an eternal investment.
I’ve been wondering for some time if it wouldn’t be a good idea for a person to track their giving – just like they track their investments. Perhaps a computer programer could figure out a way to do this where the left hand wouldn’t be aware of what the right hand was doing. I have no idea how much money I’ve given over my lifetime. But, with a few simple clicks of the mouse, I can tell you how much I’ve saved. There’s something that motivates savings when you see that bar chart line get higher and higher. By tracking, monitoring, and setting goals, our savings can grow. I wonder if we couldn’t be challenged to give more if we tracked our giving process.
Yet, one day the barns we’ve filled will be emptied. The bank account balances will disappear. The stocks will evaporate.
In a moment.
Christians must be forward looking people. Forward looking people who are searching for a city whose architect and builder is God.
When the dollar is devalued, will you be ready?
When your gains are considered losses and your losses are considered gains, how will you fair?
When the upside down world is turned right side up, how will your investments look?