God intends for everyone to thrive economically. He wants us to find provision (supply of what we need) for our daily life. He also desires for us to enjoy the abundance (wealth) of his generosity. However, we live and work in a world where some live extravagantly and have enormous wealth, while many others struggle to scratch out a living, going without even the basic necessities. Questions and concerns about God's role in our provision and wealth weigh heavily on almost every Christian's mind--whether we are rich or poor, an employee or employer, a student, parent, or retiree, a homeowner, tenant, or homeless person. Fortunately, this concern for the economic sphere of our lives is matched by the priority it is given in Scripture. Provision and wealth are far from peripheral issues in the Bible and feature prominently through both Old and New Testaments.
In this study, we will explore what God's word has to say about:
- God's original intentions for our economic well-being
- The effects of the Great Rebellion on our capacity to flourish
- God's response in redeeming the economic sphere and our part in this
- How we should treat any wealth we possess
- What we can reasonably expect from God in regard to our provision