This weekend will see leaders from 19 countries plus the European Union gather together in Brisbane to talk about ways to strengthen the global economy.
In particular, they’re trying to work out how to grow the prosperity of our planet, and to help protect us all from the threat of another global financial crisis.
It’s good to have economic stability, but those of us who know our Bibles will be aware that there’s much more to life than financial strength.
In fact, being economically strong can be a spiritual health hazard.
These words from the Bible make the warning clear:
Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:9-10)
Imagine if the leaders of the G20 talked about the greatest risk of all: wandering from the faith through the lack of contentment in the good gifts from God?
Is this something that you need to address, too?