Are you living in God’s Economy or Man’s Economy?
By Chuck Bentley
In man’s economy, money is the master of your life. In God’s economy, Jesus is the only Lord, Master, and King of your life. This may sound like a no-brainer to you, but we can be controlled subtly by money in ways we don’t realize. For instance, who do you consult before making a large financial decision—the Lord or your bank account? What about when considering changing jobs? Do you ask the Lord if it is His will that you make a change, or do you consider only the financial implications of the job offer?
Do your goals reflect man’s economy or God’s? How many of your goals are financial or related to your financial condition versus being directed toward spiritual growth, serving God’s people, or advancing His kingdom?
Here’s one more—have you ever heard it said, “cash is king”? That sounds subtle, but cash is king in man’s economy, not God’s economy. Since a king sits on his throne, declaring cash to be king in our lives is placing it on the throne of His.
Hebrews 13:5-6 states, “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'” So we can say confidently, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
We learn here that our confidence can be placed in money, but that it will leave us and forsake us. God will not. In God’s economy, He is our helper and is of far greater value than all the money in the world.
Declaring Christ to be King of my life places Him on the throne of my heart.
Originally posted 6/15/2015.