John 6 (read before Sunday)
“Moses gave us manna in the wilderness,” the people said to Jesus. The problem? Moses didn’t give anyone any manna … God did. And, in God’s economy, it’s important to pay attention to the “source.”
Over the past few weeks, I’ve used the term “God’s economy.” Economy refers to the wealth and resources of a country or kingdom and what the people of that country or kingdom value as “worth.” In the American economy, gold, cash, investments, equity, etc., are all part of our economy.
God’s economy is based on many different values. God’s economy consists of traits like love, joy, and peace. In God’s economy, “The first is last, and the last is first.” In God’s economy, we don’t blame one for the acts of the other, nor do we ignore injustice just because we weren’t directly involved. This is a glimpse of what we see when we talk about God’s economy.
Part of God’s economy calls us to pay attention to who gets the credit. We naturally tend to give credit to man when the credit belongs to God. Why is it important to give God glory? Why did Jesus make sure they knew Moses didn’t provide the manna? It gets back to understanding the concept of “source” and who our true provider is.
See you Sunday!