In finance, arbitrage is a form of trading that capitalizes on an imbalance somewhere in the market.
In other words, it’s selling high in one area, while simultaneously buying low in another.
The interesting thing about arbitrage is that the more it’s used, the less it’s available. Using it corrects the market and brings equilibrium. It’s kind of a like a good sale: word gets around.
As followers of Jesus, we live in a word of spiritual arbitrage.
Our trade is to go out into the world and spread the message. The discrepancy is the need: so many have not yet found their way back to their Father.
But then, one day, it will be different.
The market will be corrected.
Jesus said, “the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it, and then, finally, the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).