July 2 – I Want To Buy

3:184 – I Want To Buy

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So, we are on vacation and my.kida, especially my youngest, wants to buy everything. It doesn’t matter what it is, everything is “I’ve always wanted this”. So she kept buying stuff and I helped her on making some good choices but she still wanted more. My eldest then ran out of money and was a little upset because she ran out because she had to make some tough choices on what to buy.

Money is a tricky thing. We want to buy things when we have it, then we have buyer’s remorse because there was something else we want more.

How do we make good choices when spending our money?

Scripture
  • Luke 14:28 – For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
  • Proverbs 21:20 – Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.
Reflection

No one wants to be a fool. The Bible doesn’t tell us not to spend, but to spend wisely. We need to understand the value of our money and make sure that we don’t devour it and we know we have enough for our necessities. The Luke text is a prime example of budgeting. We need to make sure we have a budget to accomplish the goals we have.

For those of us who do budget and budget “walking around money”, it’s still hard to spend it. We get good at saving and want to save more. Sometimes it’s ok to splurge when you have budgeted for it. We just need to make good choices.

We will keep this short tonight. Make a budget, plan out what you want to spend, even your fun money, and go do it. Spend prayerfully and make sure that giving is part of your spending and saving.

Challenge

Are you budgeting wisely? Are you being prayerful about your money? It doesn’t mean you can get everything you want, but you can get everything you need and then some fun too.

Prayer

Father God, help us to be wise stewards of our money. Let us enjoy what you have given us. Take the buyers remorse away when we follow you will and your plan. We know you will provide for us. Help our giving, saving, and spending to be according to your plan. In your name, Amen.

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