In the beginning, God blessed mankind, “be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion…” In this context, fruitfulness refers to a person’s ability to do meaningful work. Fruitfulness is bible-speak for productivity. And the economy is nothing more than a reflection of the productivity of the people. As you can see, nothing is more important than the economy. These days, fruitfulness has been redefined in a religious sense. Particularly in religious circles. This has resulted in a decrease in productivity and an increase in poverty. The practical watchman must understand that God prioritizes productivity.
God is not indifferent to the economy. You should never separate your work from economic reality. Whatever your mission is, it has an impact on the economy. And being aware of this is critical. When God blessed mankind in the Book of Genesis, it was a spiritual blessing meant to produce a physical effect. It was not some abstract blessing that cannot be understood. This fruitfulness is not limited to religious pursuits. God wants you to be productive in your world. It is a big mistake to think that the productivity of people does not matter. It does. And if spiritual growth doesn’t correspond to a productivity boost, people become disillusioned.
You must recognize that nothing is more important than helping people find meaningful work. Your spiritual work in their life is meaningless unless they define their productivity. You cannot consider your mission accomplished just by helping them live right. People who live right must become more productive. When you think about it, you see that the absence of meaningful work creates a sinful lifestyle. It is difficult for an honest person working a decent job to go out of their way to sin. Indifference to your world’s economy is not scriptural. It does not give you power in the real world.