Monitoring Spending to Save More
While the Bible offers no clear-cut direction regarding spending levels or lifestyle choices, our spending habits can enhance (or limit) our ability to avoid debt, give generously, and follow God’s leading in other areas of our financial lives. This Ronald Blue Trust article may help you get your spending under control so you can ultimately save more money.
The world generally defines success in terms of income and lifestyle, but in God’s eyes, these things are unimportant. How we spend our money speaks volumes about our priorities and our belief systems. If we believe that God truly owns it all, every spending decision is, in reality, a spiritual decision. There is nothing more or less spiritual about giving a tithe than spending money on vacation. If, in fact, it is all God’s to begin with, then whenever we make a spending decision we are saying that this is what God would have done with His resources. This perspective frees us to use God’s resources for the accomplishment of the goals and desires that God places in our hearts with no feelings of guilt.
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