It’s Not the Economy

There’s a lot of confusing reports bouncing around out there regarding the economy.  Some say we’re climbing out of this recession, while others still indicated huge job losses and double-digit unemployment.  It creates both hope and fear.

But today’s reading from Luke 12 (there’s a similar rendition in Matthew 6) reminds me that God’s provision for our needs is based on his kingdom–not our economy.  Jesus says as much in verses 31 and 32:

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.  So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.”

There are two key ideas here, I think.  First, God wants to give us everything we need and it makes him happy to do so.  But there’s a contigency–and that’s based on whether what we’re seeking and putting our full trust in is God’s kingdom or some other kingdom of our own choosing or making.

So put God first and seek his kingdom.  Let others worry about the economy.

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