Monday, April 28, 2008

Economic Stimulus Package: What Are You Doing With Yours?

For a moment, forget the political puzzle of getting money back when the country is nine trillion dollars in debt. The more immediate question is: How will you make much of Christ with your "economic stimulus payment"? The president says it will be in the mail in time for Cinco de Mayo.

Clue: Nobody in the world will see you spend your money on yourself and conclude that Christ is your treasure. They will assume you are just like them, no matter how loudly you thank God for this boon. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spend it on yourself (the way we do with most of what we earn). Not everything we do can look different from the world—eat, pay utilities, fill up the car, wear clothes (even thrift-store clothes). And yes, we hope (somehow) that spending on ourselves in some way contributes to our being more Christ-exalting people.

But do we really need this money?

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Will you heed John Piper's advice as given in the "you can read more here" section?
-What do you intend to do with the money you will recieve? Is it what God would have you to do? If so, how do you know?
-Did this article help to influence what you are going to do with that money?

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