Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (26th March, 2016)

Posted: March 26, 2016 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Career, Christianity, Devotional, Education, Inspiration, Religion, Training
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March 26, 2016


Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Colossians 1:12-17

So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Colossians 1:16, Good News Translation
Creativity is a form of godliness (being like God). This is because God is first and foremost a creator. The unbelievers of this world have used this principle of creativity and it has caused rich countries to get richer. The people who have not used this principle of creativity have caused their poor countries to get even poorer.

Rich and creative countries actually specialize in wealth creating activities (what the economists call ‘increasing returns’ activities) and poor countries actually specialize in non-creative poverty-causing activities (what the economists call ‘decreasing returns’ activities). Increasing returns activities are borne out of creativity and consist of things like manufacturing, running factories, etc., that continue to give higher and higher profits every year (if they are run efficiently). This is because the same initial investment that was made to set up the factory will not need to be made again every year.

Rich countries have all become rich in exactly the same way, through policies steering them away from diminishing returns activities and into increasing returns activities like manufacturing. Rich countries have become superior and dominated poorer countries through creativity. Those who sell iPods and iPads have risen up to dominate those who harvest oranges and groundnuts and tomatoes for a living. Like God, they rule and dominate the world because creativity makes you rise and operate in higher and superior dimensions.


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