which economy gets my help

Over at The Mending Shift, Jeromy wrote a post that I’m going to piggy back on:

I’ve really been wrestling with the situation the economy has found herself in (the economy is female). So, some banks did a bad job of gambling and now they’re in trouble. Which puts the economy in troubly because our economy is all about “credit” and lending.

So let me get this straight: the best thing for our economy would be for every american to borrow as much money as possible and pay it off as slowly as possible (thus costing them the most) without being late on payments. If every individual and family and business lived by that idea, then our economy would grow, because there would be lots and lots of money flowing through our economy.

And let me get this straight: if every person worked their way off of credit cards and living off of debt and if every person started saving money, our economy would be screwed? What if americans started living off less money and started giving money to people who need it? What if only the christians who are american did this? What if we all vowed to get “debt free” and no longer live under the slavery of debt? Our economy would tank.

I think I need to stop worrying about the economy of the USA and start working towards strenthening the economy of the Kingdom.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for the link. I also like what you had to say here. Yea, I find it amazing that the governement gives banks 350,000,000 to do what with?…lend and enslave people. What happened to buying forclosed houses and assets?


  2. Posted by jrsypoet1776 on November 17, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. Proverbs 22:7 KJV

    No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24 NLT

    Something I heard in a sermon yesterday: “Tithing is a 10% reminder that 100% belongs to God.”

    Your last line sums the thought perfectly. Great collaborative post.


  3. “Before God and a billion hungry neighbors, we must rethink our values regarding our present standard of living and promote more just acquisition a distribution of the world’s resources”
    – The Chicago Declaration of Evangelical Concern, 1973


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