"The markets are watching, the Republicans are watching, the Democrats are watching, the media are watching, the pollsters and pundits are watching. The public is watching and is disgusted with Washington, D.C. When it comes to the bitter and ultra-partisan battles over the budget, the deficit, and the fast-approaching deadline for America to avoid defaulting on its financial commitments, the whole nation and even the world is watching.
But God is watching too."
Ministers like to note, especially when asking for gifts, that money is a huge topic in the Bible. It is the main subject of nearly half the parables Jesus told. One in seven verses in the New Testament deals with the topic of money. The Bible offers 500 verses on prayer, few than 500 verses on faith and more than 2,000 verses on money. In fact 15% of everything Jesus ever taught was on the topic of money and possessions.