Spendthrifts

“I wish God would bless me with a potful of money,” said one fellow.

His mother whispered, “Why would God do that? He’d only buy a boat!

And then we have the totally opposite cheapskate folks who won’t even spend money on themselves for decent care but instead, save pennies in foolish ways. They reuse mouthwash, use odd items for sanitary purposes, refuse to flush the toilet, and maybe live with squalor while their bank account flourishes.

One wants to spend it and the other wants to hoard it. Both are lovers of money.

 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

 But you, man of God, flee from all this and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. (1 Timothy 6”9-11, NIV)

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