I read an article on Yahoo! today that discussed the prediction of a global economic collapse by the year 2030, which could result in another great depression similar to the one of the late 1920's. If you think things were bad during the great recession, talk to someone that actually lived through the depression. A total disaster that they would never want to experience again! This generation has officially been warned by the economic crisis that we've been experiencing for the last few years. With the threat of another depression set to occur in the next 18 years or possibly sooner, what are we, as Christians, going to do about it? Are we going to continue to manage our finances the world's way or will we finally adopt God's method? When the world's economy collapses, the church should still be able to go on. How? Because we should be storing up our riches now for his glory. Imagine the message that would be sent to non-believers if every Christian was still able to manage and function during the next financial crisis. Christians wouldn't worry about losing their houses because they'd own them free and clear. If Christians lost their jobs, they would still be able to live off of their savings for years. What if the government was able to borrow from the church?! Wow, what a glorious day that would be. But right now, we couldn't borrow from ourselves if we needed to.
Being wealthy should be synonymous with Christianity. That means we should be set apart from every other consumer that we see, and not blend in. We should have the fewest number of bankruptcies, repossessions, and foreclosures among us if we've lived by God's principles instead of the world's. Knowing that another economic crisis is on the horizon, we ought to be preparing now. When the next disaster strikes, will you be able to enjoy the feast or will you be a part of the famine? Consume less, make more, save more, and give more, period. That is God's way to the feast.
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