One of the biggest news stories this month is the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank, the second largest bank to fail in U.S. history. This collapse has caused a lot of concern, not only in the U.S., but throughout the world.
As good stewards of our resources, we Christians should keep an eye on our finances. The Bible urges us to work to earn money, and to save and invest. However, we are warned against hoarding our wealth like the rich fool of Luke 12. He met with an unfortunate end because of his greed, and we are cautioned—“This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.” (v.21).
The Bible also reminds us that earthly wealth can soon disappear, so we ought to focus on storing up heavenly wealth. In Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus says— “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”