Rob West

A Matter of Trust

April 7, 2020
00:00 24:55

Whom do you trust? Your spouse? Your friends? Your employer? Our currency is inscribed with the words, “In God We Trust,” but do we?  When it comes to trusting in something or someone, are we willing to put it to the test? Today on MoneyWise, we’ll be putting Biblical principles to the test when it comes to how we manage our money. Our host is financial expert and teacher, Rob West, the president of Kingdom Advisors.


•          This topic is the heart of our salvation.  When you first hear about Jesus, you first have to believe in the person of Jesus.  You believe he actually existed and that He was actually a historical person. Next, you come to understand and believe t hat he was and is the Son of God.  But that’s still head knowledge.  Scripture reminds us that the demons believe in Jesus and tremble.  

•          Most people expect a paycheck from their employer and then do their best to live within their means. They may say they’re trusting in God, but as long as the paycheck comes in every week or month, in truth, they may actually be trusting in their paycheck.

•          We need to reach a point where we not only understand that everything we need will be provided for us, but that we trust that everything we need will be provided, and that we be willing to tough it out and do without when necessary.

•          Where is your hope? 1 Timothy 6:17 says, “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”

•          If you’re not certain where your trust falls, ask yourself this question: Would you give away the last dime or dollar you have to help a friend in need even if it means you have to do without real needs? That’s real sacrificial giving. And God may not instantly replenish your bank account.  In fact, you may not get any more money until your next payday.


On today’s program we also answer your questions:


•           I have 20 years left on my mortgage. Should I refinance at a lower rate and knock off 5 years from my payments?

•           My wife and I are upper middle age and I just retired. But we just bought a house in Florida. Should we use our savings and 401(k) to pay it off? 

•           Where’s a really good place to put my LLC’s business savings to gain the best financial benefit?


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MoneyWise is a daily radio ministry of MoneyWise Media. Hosted by Rob West, the program offers a practical, biblical and good-natured approach to managing your time, talents and resources.

About Rob West

Rob West is the host of the nationally syndicated radio programs MoneyWise and The MoneyWise Minute heard on more than 900 radio outlets each day. Rob also serves as the President of Kingdom Advisors, an international community of financial professionals who are specialists in delivering biblically wise financial advice. Rob serves as primary spokesperson for the organization and gives leadership to organizational strategy.

A radio veteran, Rob previously co-hosted a live, call-in, financial radio program with his father from 1998 through 2008 at WAFG, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rob has dedicated his professional career to working at the intersection of faith and finance having led a successful faith-based financial services firm, serving as the host of several radio programs on a biblical approach to finance, and speaking frequently on the topic. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Marietta, GA with their four children.


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