Economic Worries?

economyThe Lord has seemingly little regard for our economic systems. Don’t misunderstand me here. The Bible declares that we should work to provide the necessities of life for our families (1 Timothy 5:8). We are also told that if a person doesn’t work, he shouldn’t be allowed to eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10). These are strong admonitions that we Christ-followers should heed.

Yet, it is obvious that the Lord is above our worldly economic systems. Remember when Jesus needed to pay His taxes? He sent Peter to catch a fish that, just as Jesus had predicted, had a coin in its mouth (Matthew 17:24-27). That one-shekel coin was the exact amount necessary to pay the tax for Jesus and Peter.

Let me say this clearly and plainly: Stop worrying about economic conditions.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air:  they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:25-33).

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2 Responses to Economic Worries?

  1. Mark Lopez says:

    Awesome!

  2. Phil Hill says:

    It’s amazing how time we spend worrying when we have a sovereign God that rules all things. He feeds multitudes with manna from heaven, a small boy’s lunch, and sustains our lives every second of every day. How is it that we continually forget this, and choose to worry instead? Thanks for the reminder to keep trusting our God!

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