God’s Economy

February 21st, 2015

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Obadiah 1:8-14

Edom and Israel were bitter rivals, going back to the days of their forefathers, Esau and Jacob. The natural thing in a rivalry is to gloat either in my own victory or in my enemy’s loss. Our world runs on this principle, whether in business, career, reputation, sports, or possessions. Our human view is of a limited economy; that there is only so much to go around. I have to grab and hold onto whatever I can get, so that my rival cannot take it from me.

It was this human view of economy that caused Edom to gloat over Judah’s misfortune. God’s economy, on the other hand, is far different from that of this temporal world. It is difficult for us to grasp the endless supply of God’s resources and love. There is more to go around than we could ever imagine, and it is not limited, but exponential.

Imagine how it would change our approach if we allowed Jesus to produce His kingdom here among us. There are no rivals; there are only fellow-seekers in need. Would I allow Him to give me His view of economy?

Author: John Juneman

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