Revelation 21:21 is a great “perspective” verse about what heaven is made of and what we feel is important. “21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.”
Some economists talk about the potential astronomical value of gold in the coming years because of such a volatile US and world market system. By the way, we are not going to “elect” our way out of a crappy economy with this presidential election. We need to stop trying to spend more than we take in. Period. (but that is another blog for another day 🙂 I like the comparison you can make that the most important thing on this earth, gold (or money/economy) is just pavement under the feet of those in heaven. Think of it this way; anything the world thinks is important is the exact opposite to God. Popularity, money, status, etc. So, basically, the “gold standard” on earth is just the “pavement standard” in heaven. Our prayer needs to be each day that we keep our lives in perspective while realizing the necessity of earthly things like money, but with the correct level of focus on those things. Have a great week!!