TUESDAY 13TH SEPT.,2016
TOPIC: GET YOUR SPENDING UNDER CONTROL
TEXT: ROM 13:8 “Owe no man anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law…”
If you think winning the lottery would solve all your problems, you would not be more wrong! Almost half of those who become overnight millionaires end up bankrupt within a few years if not utilized under God’s instructions on how to spend it wisely. Why? For a variety of reasons; bad business deals, extravagant living, crazy schemes, and fast-talking relatives etc. Honestly, unless you spend less than you earn, no amount of income will ever be enough! So if you’re wise, when you get a salary increase or an unexpected windfall you won’t adopt a more extravagant lifestyle. Rather, You reduce your debt before it becomes an albatross around your neck that drowns you. No amount of income will be sufficient if your spending is not brought under control.
The only way to get ahead financially is to deny yourself some of the things that will bring you to an expected end. In addition, If you don’t have the discipline to do that, you’ll always be in debt. Now, when the government gets into debt, they simply tax you, but when you get into debt – especially as a result of unnecessary things and showing an attitude of indifference in repaying (Psalms 37:21) then the consequences become your responsibility. This is not the way God wants you to live. True contentment doesn’t come from getting all you want, but by discovering the blessings you have been given and learning to enjoy them. This should be your goal: ‘Owe no one anything—except for your obligation to love one another- for which there is no release.
MEDITATION: 1Tim 1:5
STUDY THE BIBLE
JN 16; 2CHR 24; PS 81