The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get. Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor. (Proverbs 21:20-21 NLT)
This proverb is about saving for the future. Easy credit has many people living on the edge of bankruptcy. The desire to keep up appearances and to accumulate more pushes them to spend every penny they earn, and they stretch their credit to the limit. But anyone who spends all he has is spending more than he can afford. A wise person puts money aside for hard times. God approves of foresight and restraint. God’s people need to examine their lifestyles to see whether their spending is God-pleasing or merely self-pleasing. (Tyndal Study Bible)
I heard this said before. People buy cars with money they don’t have to impress people they don’t know.
Yesterday I made the comment that the Bible is the business plan for your life. I was listening to Angus Buchan on the radio. He said all the years he used the Bible to guide him in all his endeavours, even when he wanted advice in his farming business. Just like I said yesterday its all in the Bible.
I have said this before all these worldly things only give a short reprieve. Yes, you know it that small feeling of good. Real spiritual peace is the only lasting good feeling. You find that in Jesus. I ask this question how much time do we spend with God. 80% of your day? No, I think not. I certainly don’t.
Think of the words of the commentator who are we trying to impress. Let’s impress God.
“Lord I pray that I impress you and not the world. To Your glory. In Jesus name. Amen”