KingdomNomics So exactly what is KingdomNomics? KingdomNomics is a discipline committed to experiencing maximum returns in life and eternity. What you do today is an indicator of the kind of future you can expect. KingdomNomics is using what is temporal and leveraging it for eternity.
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Why not? I have some ideas about the possibilities of everyday living. I can predict what might be in store for you. I examine a stock, make an educated projection about its future, and invest accordingly. We look to certain factors to help us predict success. This book is all about the leading indicators of your life. KingdomNomics is more than theory. We all have time, talent, and treasure, and these are being consumed daily. The question is, by what?
Are they being consumed for the sake of temporary pursuits, or toward things that are eternal? I think of daily time like daily bread.
Each day consumes one slice, and the loaf becomes smaller as time passes. We eventually realize this, to our dismay, and it becomes so very important to expend our given time wisely—to make our lives count for something meaningful. For those who take seriously the coming of a new life—one that follows earthly life—nothing could be more important. And yet so many of us live as if these decisions are trivial, expending those three Ts with little thought of the fact that what we do here echoes in eternity.
The kingdom thinker, however, develops an I want to make a difference attitude, looking at the important matters and seemingly trivial ones alike and thinking, How can I do something for the kingdom here? Something that will last? Then he discovers something truly thrilling: Worldly wealth comes and goes, but he, acting on kingdom principles, can become rich in the world to come by making the right investments in this one.
The Road Less Traveled The first truth is reflected in what Jesus said about salvation: Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew —14! Jesus is saying that many people choose what is easy. Fewer still are those who will live them out. Being intentional about the use of our time, talent, and treasure is difficult. So we may not be surrounded by a great crowd of enthusiastic adherents to these ideas. But they are still true. They actually work in this life, bringing great joy and contentment. If this were a book that played to those impulses, it would easily find a large audience.
Each of us must choose what matters most. Every day I see people living out the well-known par- able of Jesus, in which various people are entrusted with certain sums of money see Matthew Some people simply hide their resources. Others invest a little, yet still consume more than necessary. Still others bring incredible dividends by investing wisely and sacrificially. From a purely financial perspective, disciplined investment is wise. However, from a kingdom perspective, the implications are exponentially profound.
It is the path of the narrow road. We have mentioned leading indicators of a kingdom- based life. Perhaps the most important of all is your check- book. What does it reveal about you? If you were to study its columns of entries, would you find most of those entries pointing to things that pass away, or things that endure forever?
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