It’s been pretty intense over the past few weeks watching the economy, the forecast, the campaigning, and the promises. I just don’t see how any one could be shocked at what is happening right now. We are a greedy people. How else can you explain the outcomes we are seeing? We spend more than we make. As a nation, we no longer save. We spend on credit. We balance books in the gray areas. We don’t question questionable business decisions. The bottom line is the only line. AND then we wonder how we got into this mess.
I think this provides a perfect opportunity to be salt and light. Light is used to expose darkness. We can bring biblical truth into a dark economy right now. Think of the biblical wisdom written about making wise decisions, being prudent, seeking knowledge and wisdom over gold. We can be salt also. We can help preserve the culture just like salt preserved food 2000 years ago. We can run our businesses with integrity. We can do what is right, even if its hard. What a perfect opportunity we have to share the gospel.
And on a last note, we need real leadership in this country. And real leadership is not being liked. Someone needs to step up and make the tough decisions because they are right, not because they are liked! That is the true definition of a leader. Do you think Lincoln was liked when he made the tough decisions? Not by half of the country….But he made the tough decision and a nation was saved. It wasn’t easy. There were scars and casualties, but it was saved. Who will that be in 2008? Are they even running for office?