Saving And Planning For The Future

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Saving and planning for the future is an important task that every individual should plan for. However, many times individuals feel overwhelmed and are anxious about how it is possible to survive and plan for the future. The Bible gives us good insight into how we should plan and manage our finances that pleases the Lord. 2 Corinthians 9:6 states “[w]hoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” (ESV). It is possible to save for the future while at the same time pleasing the Lord. For those who love the Lord and live by his directions knows that God is a God of plans. Jeremiah tells us “For I know the plans that I have for you, ' declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and hope” (Jeremiah 29:11, NASV). Concerning long-term finance, there is one story, in particular, the story of Joseph the King of Dreams. In this story, God gave two prisoners a dream and gave Joseph the ability to interpret them. That revelation of the dreams came to pass and in time, Pharaoh had a dream. The news came to him of Joseph’s ability to interpret the dream, and he sent for Joseph. The dream was that there would be seven years of good and plenty, followed by seven years of famine and destitution. Upon this revelation, Pharaoh made Joseph ruler over the house and land. God gave Joseph a contingency plan. First, let us talk about what a contingency is. Contingency is any unexpected situation
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