Monday, February 9, 2009

What's a Recession Good For

... and no, the answer is not "absolutely nothing!"

If all things work for good for those who love God, we can even find good from an economic down-turn. At the Desiring God website I found this list: What Is the Recession For?
  1. To expose hidden sin and so bring us to repentance and cleansing.
  2. To wake us up to the constant and desperate condition of the developing world where there is always and only recession of the worst kind.
  3. To relocate the roots of our joy in his grace rather than in our goods—in his mercy rather than our money, in his worth rather than our wealth.
  4. To advance his saving mission in the world—the spread of the gospel and the growth of his church
  5. To bring his church to care for its hurting members and to grow in the gift of love.