Saving And Planning For The Future

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Saving and planning for the future is an important task that every individual should plan for. However, many times individuals feel overwhelmed, and anxious about how it is possible to survive and plan for the future. The Bible gives us good insight into how we should plan and manage our finances that pleases the Lord. 2 Corinthians 9:6 states “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” It is possible to save for the future while at the same time pleasing the Lord. For those who love the Lord and live by his directions knows that God is a God of plans. Jeremiah tells us “For I know the plans that I have for you, ' declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to…show more content…
Dave Ramsey once said, “It’s funny, when I began to listen to God and built an emergency fund, it seems like I stopped having emergencies.” To a degree, God will tell you his plans via dreams, scriptures, messages or other people. He will warn you of trials and tribulations and he will also provide you a way out; if only you will listen. The Bible can serve as an excellent source of wisdom for how a Christian should save for the future. At the same time, the Bible calls us to give to further God’s kingdom on Earth. Sometimes, Christian’s can find it hard to balance both, which can lead to fear, and anxiety. The Bible calls us to trust the Lord, and acknowledge him always. Proverbs 3:5-6 states “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight” (ESV). God calls us to lean on Him for strength, knowledge, and wisdom, but He also calls us not to be idle. The Bible references providing for our household in 1 Timothy 5:8 “But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (ESV). As Christians, we should work hard to make sure that our family is taken care of, and provided for. At the same time, the Bible also calls us to give with our time and our money. We are to give of our time and talents to further the kingdom of God, and we are to do that
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