Too good to be true?

Rule of thumb: When it sounds too go to be true, it’s probably too good to be true, right?

You’ve probably gotten the letter from the Nigerian guy wanting to give you a boat load of extra money in exchange for just a few pieces of personal information. Surprisingly, a lot of people have been scammed by that one.

Or maybe it’s the offer of a free or severely discounted iPad. (Okay, I know I’m a little too focused on shinny new technology since the iPad2 came out. I really don’t need one, do I? Well, maybe…)

There’s a whole website devoted to things that are too good to be true.

We all would do well to think twice before putting too much faith in incredible sounding offers.

Here’s the problem: This weekend we conclude our DNA of Joy study thru Philippians with one final look at a too good to be true scripture.

“My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4:19 (ESV)

In the context, Paul is clearly talking about money. He is essentially saying that God has more than enough resources and can be trusted to take care of your money needs. Even in a bad economy.

Truth or too good to be true?

What do you think?