When it comes to economics, most of us tend to think only in terms of money, and the common assumption is that economics is a zero-sum game. This means that we assume that our economic gain can only come from someone else’s economic loss, and vice versa. When we add up the gains and losses, the sum will total zero.
But when we examine the teachings of Jesus, it appears that the economics of God’s kingdom are completely different. In God’s economy (which is more than money), giving and receiving are two sides of the same coin. You don’t get one without the other. It’s never a zero-sum game.