God Is Not An Economist


I’m an economist by training. You may have heard of the term, but may not know exactly what an economist does.  “An economist is an expert who studies the relationship between a society’s resources and its production or output. The societies studied may range from the smallest of local communities to an entire nation or even the global economy.” (Investopedia.com)

One of the funniest definitions of an economist I’ve ever come across was posted on a calendar in a place I worked. It said, “An economist is someone who tells you today, why what they said was going to happen yesterday…didn’t happen.”

Economist advise the public often times when to buy and sell. When things are looking good for the economy they tell us the time is now to buy.  However, as soon as there is a hint of trouble in the market, they tell us to run, sell, get out of the market.  You’ll be amazed at how frequently the market shifts (even several times a day).

There is a popular Latin saying economist use, ‘Ceteris paribus, a Latin phrase, that roughly means “holding other things constant.” The more common English translation reads “all other things being equal.”’ (Investopedia.com)

Let’s pause for a minute and think of that phrase, “all other things being equal (or constant).”  If you know anything, you know that nothing is constant in this life, but God. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Malachi 3:6 says, “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.

This should encourage us! When we put our trust in Him and Him alone, we don’t have to worry about the challenging circumstances that come up in our lives. We don’t have to have all the answers or solutions to our problems.  We have a God we can run to in our time of need (and plenty).  He will rescue us when we call, “When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.” (Psalms 86:7, NIV)

When we put our trust in God, we will not be consumed by our circumstances. God promises that He will never leave us our forsake us.

Will you put your trust in Him today? His commitment to us never changes. God loves you and so do I! If you are ready to put your trust in Him today, recite this simple prayer with a sincere heart:

Dear God,
I come to you in the name of Jesus. I admit that I’m not right with you and that I want to be right with you. I ask that you forgive me of all of my sins. The Bible says, “If I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,”and believe in my heart the you raised Him from the dead, I will be Saved. I believe with my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and Savior of my life. Thank you Lord for saving me today.

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