Lael Caesar

is an associate editor of Adventist Review.


When God says righteousness, He means business. Which means that He’s serious about it, and that He’s talking to Wall Street. Righteousness is not more natural to God than is business. The two do not pertain to distinct and incompatible worlds where Chicago’s commodities trading contrasts with Solomon’s Temple, or New York’s stockbroking opposes Moses’ wilderness tabernacle. In reality, unscrupulous business dealing is only one more variety of human, filthy-ragged righteousness, regardless to how many bucks it seems to make. The book of Proverbs may not be seen as Christianity’s exhaustive statement on a theology of righteousness. But it does …

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