I woke up this morning amid a firestorm of news coming out of London. The G-20, the biggest economic powers in the world, are meeting in London to discuss the Global Economic meltdown, Globalization or De-Globalization, and the Stability of World Markets.
Understand, I'm only an amateur economist, but I do like to see how leaders around the world respond to such crisis as the ones we are facing today.
It seems like every day I hear more from Washington, "We're in the worst economic times since the Great Depression." Or I might pick up on a foreign leader slamming America because somehow we are responsible for the whole world loosing their jobs all at the same time. But the issue that caught my eye this morning is this idea that Capitalism is Failing. Is it??
Every business class I've ever been a part of teaches with an understanding that Capitalism is the only way we can continue to improve products progressively, because consumers will pay for better goods at cheaper prices. I guess that works until the entire market collapses, and we don't have the ability to manufacture anything let alone be able to sell it.
Or maybe these protests in London are just another example of those crazy people who are always protesting at these meetings. They're trying to get something done, and the only way to move people is to rally around a shock value sign like this? I don't know.
What I do know, is that the economy of God is not reliant on any man made economic system. The economy of God doesn't change. It's been the same since the beginning of time.
Instead of material greed, God says give it away. (Matthew 19:21)
Instead of treating people like machines, God says Love your Neighbor. (Matthew 22:39)
Instead of manipulating markets by false testimony, God says, Don't bear False Witness. (Exodus 20:16)
Instead of trying to get ahead on all fronts, God says, The First will be Last. (Matthew 19:30)
Instead of storing up treasures on earth, God says, Store up Treasures in Heaven. (Matthew 6:20)
So, instead of protesting for another man made system, maybe it's time to return to the one who created all we see.
Instead of putting our faith in leaders, maybe we should start understanding the principles that God set out to help us here on earth to know him and dwell with each other.
But as I sit here and ponder I think, Who am I to propose such outlandish possibilities?
Just an adopted child of the king, that's all. (Galatians 4:4-5)
So Don't worry about what tomorrow might bring, for tomorrow has enough worries of it's own. (Matthew 6:34) Even though the world might change around me, Jesus will forever be the same yesterday, today, and forever. He said so. (Hebrews 13:8)