THURSDAY January 18, 2018
Living Within Your Means
The rich rules over the poor,
and the borrower is servant to the lender. - Proverbs 22:7
Paul established the principles of God’s order for marriage. Every person should have one husband and one wife, and they should be content. Even though marriage is hard, those who have a strong relationship with the Lord will work out their situations and problems. They will never divorce, no matter how bad it has become because they do not want to bring shame to the Gospel or their children.
It is important to understand that in a marriage there will be struggles, tension and stress. These struggles may come through overspending. It can happen when a wife is always shopping and spending money, when, as a couple, they cannot afford it. Same goes for the husband spending too much money. This kind of spending can become a big problem in the home. Where is all their money going to?
It is the responsibility of both husband and wife to watch over their finances. A married couple will need to learn to live within their means; otherwise financial debt will bring incredible stress. One of the main financial downfalls of a family is credit card debt––it is killing us! Credit cards are not cash; you have to pay back the money with high interest.
Consider today when there are still so many people who are losing their jobs and homes. There are cut backs everywhere. If a husband and wife cannot get along because of their finances and they are constantly at each other there will be constant problems. It would be easily settled if their spending would stop. Imagine, one day they might not be able to pay those credit cards back––then what are they going to do!
If a person gets his attitude towards money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
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