Over the years, I’ve heard numerous people ask various versions of the question in the headline above. For some, retirement doesn’t seem like a biblical goal, so why pursue it by saving for it? For others, putting money into an IRA or 401(k) plan account feels like not trusting God to provide for their needs.

To be sure, the type of retirement defined by our consumer culture is not a biblical idea. However, saving for retirement is. How can both statements be true? Let me explain.

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