Economy Thoughts

I read an article recently by Joel Rosenberg (www.joelrosenberg.com), that I thought was pretty interesting and many of the words resonated within my spirit.  Read some of his thoughts in light of Matthew 6:19-21:

Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroys, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal; for where your treasure is, there is your heart also.”

“Last weekend, I met with some evanglical Christian business leaders in Naples, Florida.  I asked the men, ‘More tough times may be ahead.  If some of you have lost 30% to 50% of your assets, what are your plans going forward?  What if another 30% to 50% of your wealth vanishes, or is confiscated in a massive new tax increase?  Would it not be better to invest some or all of that wealth in the kingdom of God now, where it is safe and secure, while you still have it?…'”

“The Lord is shaking our country and purifying His Church.  He is requiring all of us to reconsider what we value, where our treasure is, where our hearts are.  He is preparing us to see Him face to face.  And when we see Him, there will be a day of accounting.  He will ask us what we did with the resources He entrusted to us.  What, then, shall we say?…”

This applies not only to our finances, but to our very lives.  How are we investing our time and energy, our thoughts, and the things we talk about?  Are we spending all of ourselves and all of our resources on God’s eternal Kingdom of Love, Joy, Peace and Righteousness?

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