We didn't see it coming did we? Proverbs 16:18 "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall." Boy did the financial markets and banks fall! What happened? How did we get within days of a Great Depression? I think that Chuck Colsen put it best,
" Free markets—capitalism itself—can thrive only when corporations and individuals exercise moral restraint. When those restraints fail, government regulation is sure to follow; which, in turn, makes free markets less efficient, and certainly less free.
Moral restraint, you see, requires a set of morals—beliefs that some things are right, and some things wrong. To put it more simply, moral restraint requires a biblical worldview.
President Bush has often said he gave up drinking when Christ came into his life. Well, Wall Street and the greedy mortgage brokers might invite Christ in to help them recover their own morality." Read the whole article here.
When we think that we are indestructible, that nothing can touch us - look out! God has a point to make. We think that God is being mean to us. He isn't, He's trying to teach us something! Be responsible, grow up and rely on Him to meet your needs, not some financial market of systems designed to line your pockets. Greed will always over play its hand. Las Vegas depends on it. So when the men and women started treating Wall Street like they did Las Vegas - the tab is at 700 billion right now. Believe me, it's going to be a lot more than that before it's all said and done.