Family and Frugality: Are You Balanced?
I am writing about this subject because this is something that I find myself guilty of all too frequently. I get so excited about finding great deals that I get sidetracked and start neglecting other, more important things. We find in Proverbs 31:14 that the virtuous woman "is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar." She is frugal and does a great job at using money wisely. But we also find in verse 27 that "she looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." We cannot do a proper job looking after our household if we are spending too much time looking for deals. There must be a balance between the two. We need to do the best we can at being a good steward of the resources God has given us, but not at the expense of a well-run household. All the money in the world is a poor exchange for an unkempt house and a neglected family. Let's do our best to honor God with the use of our finances and with the care of our households and families.
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