Monday, September 29, 2008

Godly Principles for Financial Stewardship: Commitment #3

Being content with our income.

We will do well to remember Solomon’s admonition given to us in the book of Ecclesiastes, which reads as follows:

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver (Ecclesiastes 5:10, KJV)

Since God is the One who owns it all and He is the One that is providing us with our income, we should have an attitude of gratefulness for what He has so graciously given to us. Our hearts should be content knowing that the Lord has a plan for the future and that He is working all things together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. We all have three options in regard to how we live with respect to our income—we can live above our means, at our means, or below our means. Our family commitment is to live below our means and a part of that commitment includes not owning any credit cards as well using a detailed budget, which we strive to make reflective of our family priorities. We encourage you to sit down and come up with a budget based on godly principles to use in guiding your financial decisions.

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