Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What Does the Image of God Have to Do with Economics?

The first question the “Westminster Longer Catechism” asks,
 What is the chief and highest end of man?
The answer, drawn from Scripture, says,
Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever.
In a way that is perhaps surprising, we can do these things – glorify God and enjoy him forever – in a particular way through the discovery and sharing of economic truth.

If we cannot pursue economic understanding in a way that glorifies God, we should indeed close up that intellectual shop. Important biblical truths, however, direct us to view sound economic principles as part of the created order. Rather than distracting us away from glorifying God, they become the very vehicle by which we behold his glory all the more.

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