Archive | February 18, 2010

THE STOCK MARKET AND YOUR FAITH

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down of strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing EVERY THOUGHT INTO CAPTIVITY to the OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST.

There are two words I have noticed that seem to dominate the Stock Market language: RESPOND and REACT.

React means to act in an opposing or contrary manner; to exert an equal force in the opposite direction to an acting force.

Respond means to react favorably.

Hence, when we hear that the Stock Market reacted, it simply means they made more losses than gains. But on the other hand, when the word respond is used, it means the prices of the shares shot up sharply. The most amazing thing about the Stock Market is, there is no guarantee of tomorrow. What you have today, may not necessary be what you will wake up to the next day. That said, the stock market does not act as an independent body, but rather is heavily influenced by the circumstances from without. In other words, there are no standard rules in the stock market world.

However, faith in God works differently. Unlike the stock market, faith does not Continue reading