Are You Living in God’s Economy or Man’s Economy?
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 subtly be controlled 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 or God’s economy? How many of them are financial or related to your financial condition verses directed towards 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 confidently say, “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; but God will not. In God’s economy…He is our helper and 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.