One person gives freely, yet gains even more, another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. (Proverbs 11:24)
In this world economics Is often about quickly making the greatest profit and they expense of others. It’s based mainly on greed and And a new first attitude. No it is sometimes called the pursuit of happiness, it will never satisfy our deepest needs or longings.
There is also what we might call “heavenly economics.” It gives free reign to generosity, love, and goodwill. It turns the selfish vicious cycle of greed on its head and flashes of heavenly sunshine beam through.
We can hear echoes of this in our problems today. Do you know if people forgive the debt, as they have been forgiven, and ripples of love spread outward. That’s an example of amazing grace in the midst of worldly economics, building up pressure and heaven.
Maybe you have seen the old movie it’s a Wonderful Life. It’s a story it a story about George Bailey, Whose savings and loan business loans out money at low interest showing that low income people and buy a home. But then something goes wrong: One day George uncle loses track of a bundle of money on the way to the bank, and that puts you’re in danger of going bankrupt. In the end though, you were just rescued by the towns people, Who give him all the cash he needs because he’s always treated them with goodwill.
Let’s fall God lending and lives your generously and In goodwill. Greed and selfishness only lead to ruin.
Lord, “ your will be done on earth as it is in heaven… for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.” Amen.
What was freely given to me, I freely give.
What would a better world it would be if we all believed this Motto.