Christians and the Economic Crisis: A Postscript (Hebrews 13:2, 5-6, 16)

Hebrews 13:2 – Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Hebrews 13:5-6 – 5 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.” 6 So we can confidently say,
“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?”

Hebrews 13:16 – Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
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I simply want to add the above verses to yesterday’s discussion of a Christian’s appropriate response to the nation’s financial crisis. God calls us to be a giving, sharing, and caring people. He calls us to give and show hospitality. Who knows that he may not allow us to minister in very unique ways in this unstable economic time. For sure, we are to rely on him, trusting that he will care for his own.

I’m not trying to argue for us to be unwise. But I am wanting to argue that we should become more giving, less selfish, and less concerned with our own comforts at this time. Let us turn from worldliness to godliness. Let us show the world that God is worth more to us than anything on Wall Street. Let us give, love, show hospitality, and honor our God.

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