Day 11 of 31
Money, Money Money
Typically the talk of money brings all kind of emotion. Discomfort. Stress. Greed. What do you feel when you talk about money?
In my household, we sometimes have conflicting feelings about money. I grew up with a very thrifty family (army brat) and made very much aware of budgeting (my mom tried to teach me: Live off 70%, Save 20%, and give 10%).
It was working pretty well for us until our oldest son had to have 4 surgeries in 3 years. And we had to pay cash for the majority of it (insurance drama, another story for another day).
So... here we are... in mounds of medical debt.
It suffocates me. However, my husband approaches it with less burden. He also desires to become debt free. But he doesn't lose sleep over it.
Do you and your spouse view money and spending differently? Is it s source of arguments?
The P31 woman first CONSIDERS her investment (refer to yesterday's bible study) - then BUYS it - then INVESTS it.
Sounds like a business savvy lady.
What I love about this truth is that she is wise with her money for the long-term benefit of her family. She is trustworthy with money and carefully considers how she spends, where she spends and evaluates the benefit (or harm) it could have to her family.
Are there ways you could handle your money better? Do you stick to a budget? Do you allow money (or lack thereof) to worry you and decrease your faith?
Money or the LACK of money can be an idol.
Two Truths About Money:
- It is the love of money that is evil, not money itself (1 Timothy 6:10)
- Money may not be evil, but it is still dangerous (1 Timothy 6:6-7)
Our seasons of life change. You may be with lots or with little during this season. But the Bible tells us that "godliness with contentment is great gain."
Do you view money in your bank account as yours or as God's?
Comment below and tell me!