June 3, 2018
Reflections from the Heart of Allan Redenius
When I was in practice as a C.P.A., guess what the most asked question might have been? If you guessed, “How much tax can you save me?” you would be wrong. The most likely question asked of me was, “Where can I invest my money?”
Did you know that the Bible gives advice about both of those questions? Regarding taxes, Jesus said in Mark 12:17, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” Then in Proverbs 22:7, this advice is given about investing. “Neither a borrower or a lender be.”
Now in my life experience, I’ve learned this about paying tax. If you’re not paying tax, you’re not making any money. Pretty straight-forward thinking….I think.
About “neither a borrower or lender be,” I know this. It has been my observation that those who generally make the most money have the nicest buildings. Look around and notice that banks always have the nicest, newest buildings. So if you are a borrower, the bank should send you a “thank-you.” Instead, they send you a “payment due” notice.
If you are a lender, beware of this pitfall. Loaning money to family or friends sometimes causes amnesia. J
What should you do with your money? This is what God says in Malachi 3:10. “Bring all the tithes (10%) into the Temple; if you do, I will open up the windows of heaven for you and pour out such a blessing so great you won’t have room enough to take it in.”
Can’t give you any better financial advice than what God already has done!!
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.