An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Economics 102

(Pro 31:24 KJV)  She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

We run into people who try to force socialism into the Bible.  They look at the events of Acts and how the rich were selling what they had and dividing it among the poor.  If you read Acts with an open mind you will find that the socialist approach did not work too well.  We find the same thing in the Pilgrims and Jamestown.  When you expect people to respond to the “from everyone according to his ability” of Marxism you find that no one seems to have any ability.

Here we have what we would call free enterprise.  Probably not capitalism because that is a reflection of big investors organizing for greater profits and production.  Here you have an individual, using her talents and energy to produce a product and sell it at a profit.  Earlier you saw that she was using her resources to invest in property.

So?  Really try to run the strange theories you hear by the word to test them out.  Some may make you think.  That can be good but make sure that your thinking is within the framework of eternal truth not peer pressure. 

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