Let Pharaoh proceed to appoint overseers over the land and take one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt during the seven plentiful years. —Genesis 41:34

            Isn’t it interesting that Joseph told Pharaoh, as he was led by God, to save up 20% during the plentiful years so they would have enough in the land during the lean years.  Imagine that, a government that actually took that advice and saved 20% each year!  Wow!  If our government only had a wise person that would help our government with such foresight and concern for their people.  Instead of spending us unrestrained into oblivion.

            But, as the government goes, so goes society.  34 trillion in debt.  How irresponsible and according to Psalm 37:21— “The wicked borrows and does not repay…”  Anyone, government or individual, who borrows money without the intent to pay it back, is wicked… evil… against God’s desires.  Remember, this is saying that about those who have the ability to repay, but do not do it.  It is actually satanically motivated.   Is it any wonder the U.S. is in a mess?  When a government or individual does not follow the guidance of God, then this, what we presently have in the U.S., is what you get.  Remember, we voted “some” of these people in.  We need to hold them accountable to be fiscally responsible.

            Joseph gave wise counsel to prepare Egypt for what was coming.  We should learn from that example, not only as a nation, but as individuals as well.  42% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings.  Credit card debt is over a trillion dollars.  Just between April 1st and June 30th of 2023, I read, credit card debt increased 45 billion dollars. Individuals are following the example of our government when it comes to overspending.  This is not good.

            Fellow followers of Jesus, how about you and me?  Are we being faithful with the resources God has given to us to steward, to be managers of?  May it be so.  Yes, Dear Father, please help Elaine and I to be faithful with the resources you have given us to be managers over for You.  May this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.  So may it be!

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