`` No One Can Serve Two Masters ``

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We live in a world where a person’s success is measured by how much money they have or by the amount of possessions they own. God, however, calls us to live a different lifestyle. Matthew 6:24 says “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Nevertheless, God also wants us to be frugal with our money so that we can bless others with our excess. On My Own Two Feet gives some practical advice on how to get out of debt. The goal of this book is to help people understand how they can live well today and also being able to save for future needs. Some of the main idea of the book is to start saving now to have an emergency fund, to be able to pay for high-priced items and to ensure a stable retirement. It is not until after the personal finances are controlled can people really give generously and serve God with their money. Deciding how much to spend and how much to save can be difficult. On My Own Two Feet breaks down a gross income and shows what percentage of the income should be spent in several different categories. The first, and the biggest, category is what they call the “foundation expenses” (pg. 68). This includes all the stuff that is a basic need, such as food, shelter and transportation. Because these are all necessitates in life, 45 percent of an income is devoted to paying for them. The next biggest category is income taxes. According
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