Re-blog: A Booby Trap in the Christian Budget
My wife discovered this blog post today on DesiringGod.org and thought I would be interested in it. I read it and though it was well written and had a great message for those of us who are interested in being intentional with our finances and doing the most good we can (for us, our family, and friends) with our money.
So, without further ado, here is the first section, and a link to read the entire post. I welcome your comments and discussion on this write-up:
“The Bible is clear that we will put our money where our hearts are, so it is important that we regularly test our treasure. There are lots of ways to lose our life over a love for money. We want our money to serve our greatest lasting good and happiness, not kill it. So I proposed four questions to keep close to your wallet:
- Is my spending marked by Christian generosity?
- What does my spending say about what makes me most happy?
- Does my spending suggest I’m collecting for this life?
- Is my spending explicitly supporting the spread of the gospel?
Here, I’d like to add a fifth aimed at the frugal among us: Is my spending so cautious that it’s captured my heart and keeps me from loving those close to me well?….”