Tag: Work

The Unheeded Secret

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world —John 18:36

The great enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ today is the idea of practical work that has no basis in the New Testament but comes from the systems of the world. This work insists upon endless energy and activities, but no private life with God. The emphasis is put on the wrong thing. Jesus said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation . . . . For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:20-21). It is a hidden, obscure thing. An active Christian worker too often lives to be seen by others, while it is the innermost, personal area that reveals the power of a person’s life.


The Hand of God at Work

Todd Strandberg 90x115 by Todd Strandberg 

The state of our global financial system has once again captured my attention. Since I last commented on the economic state of the world, the outlook has become dramatically worse.

In Europe, the euro has plunged in value as investors realize the enormity of the “sovereign debt” dilemma. First, Greece, Portugal, and Spain saw their debt ratio getting lowered. Now the contagion has moved to eastern Europe, with Hungary added to the sick list. The cost of insuring against losses on Hungarian sovereign debt has soared in recent days.