The Journey: Always 2.11.2018

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Have you thought about how to spend your salary wisely? Do you keep some of your monthly payrolls for investments to make more money? Do you then use the gains on these investments to accumulate for a worthwhile business? Today I am quoting various Bible verses for my readers to reflect on their point of views and actions on their finance.

First of all, please read Mark 12:29-31

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

This Bible verse clearly explains our way of life: We love and live for God, then we love and care for our neighbors.

Having said this, we should know that our finance should then be spent on this hierarchy: We should spend our hard earned money on areas which is God’s first. Well, there are some types of expenses which we have to, in a regular way, contribute to, like mortgage payment, bills, child education fund and allowance for our aging parents. After these deductions, for example, if you have a monthly disposable income of $2,000, how much will you spend on “loving God“? How much will you spend on the betterment of the church with your donations, out of your love of God and faithfully fulfill His will on earth?

I think the following two verses are worth to have a self-reflection on how are we willing to love our God and thus give our money to the Church for Him. Please read Matthew 19:20-21

“I’ve obeyed all these commandments,” the young man replied. “What else must I do?” Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

Is there a way to be perfect and still we can survive our monetary future? Please read Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well

Can you always put God in the first place, with an attitude of loving Him to the most and structure your finance in this way? Monthly salary? Yearly bonus? Always?

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