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God’s Economics for Tough Times (1) Май 8, 2010

Posted by Lee Goodall in Today's Devotional.
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‘…Do not worry about tomorrow…’ Matthew 6:34

A television news announcer recently quipped, ‘Speaking of the economy, if it weren’t for bad news there’d be no news at all!’ Each time we face a downturn we tend to forget we’ve ‘been there, done that’ and got through it by God’s grace. Like ancient Israel we anticipate doom, spread discouragement, join those who gripe about the government, and long for ‘the good old days.’ How does the God who brought water from the rock, manna from the sky and ravens to feed a hungry prophet expect His people to respond to tough financial times? The answer is: choose the right economy! As a believer you must choose between two economies. The first is the kingdom of God where He rules and reigns, owns all resources and dispenses them generously to meet His people’s needs, independent of global economic conditions. The second is the kingdom of this world where men compete selfishly to be number one. In God’s upside-down kingdom the rules are reversed. He says, ‘»…My ways [are] higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts»‘ (Isaiah 55:9 NIV). In this world’s kingdom where the rule is, ‘Get what you can and can what you get,’ you’re always vulnerable to greed and manipulation. So God told His people, ‘…Choose for yourselves…whom you will serve…’ (Joshua 24:15 NIV). Which economy will you choose? If you are wise, you will put your faith in God’s economy, trust Him, and ‘don’t worry about tomorrow!’

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