For The Love Of The Money
Posted: Wednesday, February 25
Verse of the day:
The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin. (Proverbs 10:16)
I have a love hate relationship with money. Of course I love to buy nice things, but I hate how much car repairs, student loans, and going to the movies cost! As a young teenager I learned to truly appreciate the value of the dollar. I started working at the age of 14 at Cousins Subs as a cashier. 20 hours a week and along came the bills.
What we spend our money on says a lot about us. Maybe even more so than how we earn it. How we spend it demonstrates what we value and prioritize. If you like clothes, you're going to find a way to buy clothes. If you like seeing movies at the theater, you're going to work it into the budget.
Today's Proverb reminds us that honest labour brings about its own reward and blessings from God. Christians are people that work fairly, honestly, and morally. And they work hard! They recognize the money and job that they have are resources God has trusted them with to care not only for themselves but to expand His kingdom! Christians recognize that using money as a way to invest in the eternal life of themselves and others is the most important investment they could ever make.
Those who squander their money are called evil people. In college I stopped tithing for a few months for who knows why. I realized I was wasting an opportunity and haven't looked back since! I've been tithing on any gifts, income, or unexpected surprises ever since and God has been so good to me! If you're giving to advance God's Kingdom, awesome! Keep doing it with a cheerful heart knowing you're making a difference! If not, I strongly encourage you to start! It's the best way to leverage your money!