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Although I do believe the theory of “Trickle Down Economics” in finances is legitimate, I could hardly attach that mentality to God’s blessings. They do come “down” from above (Ephesians 1:3; James 1:17), but we certainly couldn’t call the amount of blessings He sends a “trickle.”

Many of us take for granted the things God gives us. If you listen to some folks, God is portrayed as a being who hands out treats in a random fashion to some while ignoring others. It couldn’t be further from the truth!

We as Christians must remember that some blessings are universal. The rain falls on the just and the unjust at times. The seasons come regardless of good living or evil. But, the Christian has been promised blessings and love from above.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6) God “adds” and “rewards” those who put Him first. This means spiritually as well as physically. If you are a mature Christian, then you know this isn’t “Trickle Down,” but a raging torrent if we are honest.

Christians living this country are blessed with a stable (?) government and the ability to worship as we please (as God desires). For the most part, we are prosperous and compared to the rest of the world, rich. We have access to clean water and more food that we should eat. We have the ability to see a doctor and go to a hospital with the newest equipment. Many would like to give credit to our government for these things, but that would be a lie. God has blessed this nation and the main reason for this, I believe, is there are more Christians in our population than anywhere else. I am not speaking of what the world calls “Christians,” but what the Bible calls Christians. Because we are blessed, the nation is blessed.

How rich could this country be if we all turned to God again? How prosperous and safe would we be? It could be that God’s blessings may be reduced to a trickle if there are no more generations of Christians on the way! Let us always remember where the “spigot” of blessings comes from. Let us never give credit to a government or a man for what comes from above, naturally.

Chris Moore
Clarendon church of Christ
Clarendon, TX

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