This seems pretty timely. The economy goes up and down. That creates a lot of uncertainty. A lot of us trust in it our 401K. In financial trouble? Whip out the credit card. In credit we trust.
Better to trust in God who provides for us according to His richness. We should be rich in good deeds. We should be generous. We should share with those in need.
Then there is God’s economy. It is certain. It will never evaporate from in front of our eyes. God’s goal is for us to trust in God.
God’s economy doesn’t need a bailout. He is in a good mood. He is generous. He has plenty to go around.
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
1 Timothy 6:17-19