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I’m not a scientist. Many times have I wished to have studied Science instead of Finance. I saw this post today and thought it very interesting.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/06/03/a-response-to-the-ipcc/

Is Global Warming caused by human activity? As someone speaking as a non-scientist, I think it is very arrogant of us humans to think we can control something so huge. But many people think we do and can–like Mr. Internet inventor himself, Al Gore.

This portion of the post caught my Finance/Economics attention:

While the scientists reported on a vast array of peer-reviewed literature that cast doubt on the causes and severity of global warming, the economists produced data that showed the cap-and-trade scheme not only wouldn’t halt the release of greenhouse gases, but would add huge costs to business activity that inevitably would be passed along to consumers in the form of higher prices.

It is so easy to be worried about all kinds of things in our economy:

Will I lose my job?

Will I be able to provide for my family?

Will I have enough money to buy presents this Christmas?

Will I have health care?

Will my investment portfolio recover?

Will I be able to retire?

Instead of worrying about what you don’t know, be thankful for what you have. I am thankful that I have a risen savior who told this to his disciples:

Luke 12

Do Not Worry

22Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]? 26Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

27“Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

32“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Have you been distressed about the economy, the stock market, auction rate certificates, banks going belly up, etc?

For the last couple of weeks there has been a song floating through my head. I wish I could link the song to my blog and I wish I could reference the writer:

My riches may not get me far.

I could lose them in a day,

but I’ve got something in my heart that can’t be taken away.

This love that Jesus gave to me is far more precious than gold.

Greater than all the wealth this world can hold.

What does the Word say about riches?

Proverbs 23:5
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.

Ephesians 2:6-8 (New International Version)

6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

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