God Cares About Nations And Their Economy

God cares about your economic well-being here on earth. An obsession with heaven, in the sense that being “airlifted” into heaven is the only thing that matters to God, is not scriptural. The Bible has a lot to say about economic activity, which is one of the most common and basic forms of human interaction. Psalm 24:1 (ESV), says “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein”. The Bible has a lot to say about nations and the state of their economy. God wants people to have the peace, and necessary conditions for them to be productive here on earth. You must seek an active role in the economy of your world. You are the carrier of the grace needed for the well-being of your world.

God rebuked the Prophet Jonah in Jonah 4:11, “And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?” God does not only concern himself with the people, but also their possessions (cattle!). The Prophet Jeremiah predicted wars, disease, and famine will come upon the people groups that disobeyed God’s command. If we live a life that is consistent with divine principles, we are assured of fruitfulness and economic growth. However, sin continues to bring nothing more than poverty, backwardness and reproach to our nation.

Christians must play an active role in the economy and governance of their world. Society is better when the righteous people take leadership. You must step up as a watchman, and steer the economy of your world. We need an economic system that is built around what God wants; a world driven by righteousness, justice and mercy. Any economic system devised by sinful people will be incompatible with biblical values. When sinners dominate the higher echelons of the economy, nothing will trickle down to the masses. An economic system that promotes greed will lead to corruption. Which will attract judgment from God. If the economy of your world is in shambles, it is not because God does not care. It is because God-fearing people refused to step up.

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