“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).
“The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts” (Haggai 2:8).
Gold has maintained its value through the centuries for its durability and lustrous beauty. Fire doesn’t destroy gold but rather, forges it into a purer form. Nations have coveted it, protected it, and warred over it. God created gold to stand the test of time.
The King James Version of the Bible mentions gold 417 times, and 22 times in Revelation alone, indicating its importance. This God-made currency will play a significant role in the end times. For many, it is presently a preferred accrued wealth for maintaining its value compared to our fiat currency backed by the government. When President Nixon abandoned the gold standard in 1971, paper money lost 87% of its value! Considering investments in precious metals is very wise and minimizes (even eliminates) the federal government’s control of our currency. When we protect assets from inflation, we are putting commerce control back into the hands of “We the People.”
As valuable as gold is, 1 Peter 1:6-7 reminds us that our faith is even MORE precious; “So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So, when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” Fire refines and purifies gold, but trials refine us as followers of Jesus. Our faith in Him helps us to press on, knowing that as believers, we have hope and eternal life in Him!
Call to Action: The Texas Legislature is considering a bill today that would allow citizens to have debit cards backed by gold in the Texas Bullion Depository. Learn about House Bill HB4903 and the matching Senate Bill SB2334. Then contact your State Representative and State Senator, requesting they support these bills. This article and video (link) explain the importance of these Texas bills in more detail: https://millionvoices.org/take-action-now-to-make-it-easy-for-the-average-american-to- own-gold-or-silver/.
If you do not reside in Texas, you can still contact your representatives to tell them you want similar legislation proposed and passed in your state!
Here are a few corresponding verses about gold:
“I will bring that group through the fire and make them pure. I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘These are My people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God’” (Zechariah 13:9).
“But He knows where I am going. And when He tests me, I will come out as pure as gold” (Job 23:10).
“The wall was made of jasper, and the city was pure gold, as clear as glass…The twelve gates were made of pearls—each gate from a single pearl! And the main street was pure gold, as clear as glass” (Revelation 21:18, 21).
Prayer: Father God, we praise Your holy name today! We pray that Your hand be with the State Legislature of Texas and other elected representatives across the country as they deal with financial matters on our behalf. Help them to make good decisions and to seek You for guidance during this critical hour. Thank You for creating gold, and for opportunities to make beneficial changes and choices for our financial future. More importantly, thank You for giving us FAITH in Your promises through Your Son, Jesus. Our trust is in You alone. In His precious name, we pray, Amen!
Final Thought: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’” says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope’” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Gold: God’s Currency
The Strongest Faith in the Deepest Pain
“For she said, ‘If I touch even His garments, I will be made well’” (Mark 5:28).
Walking Confidently in His Light
“For once, you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So, live as people of light!” (Ephesians 5:8).
On the Solid Rock, We Stand
“He alone is my Rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken” (Psalm 62:6).
Battling Anxiety: A Christian Perspective
“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad” (Proverbs 12:25).
Let the Peace of Christ Rule
“Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one Body, you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful” (Colossians 3:15).
Surrounded by The Father
“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth” (Psalm 145:18).
God Uses Imperfect People in Extraordinary Ways
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
Turning Your Mess into a Message
“Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what He has done for me” (Psalm 66:16).
Encouragement and Prayer for New Graduates
Graduation is such an exciting moment! While it’s the end of a significant chapter, it’s the beginning of many new ones forward! Taking time to celebrate this milestone is important. While there may be some uncertainty about next steps, God’s Word provides direction for the road ahead. God cares about the details of every life and wants to lead each graduate to their purpose in Christ. When we seek His face and lean into Him, He promises to be with us in every step of the journey (Matthew 6:33).