“Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.” Isaiah 55:2
1 Timothy 6:10 says that the love of money is the root cause of all evil. In pursuit of gaining wealth and possessions, money has ruined many lives and families. It has caused people to neglect their spiritual lives to live for worldly pleasures. But as followers of Christ, we are called to be good financial stewards. We are not to spend money on things that will never satisfy our beings.
God has given us the responsibility to manage our finances well. He has entrusted us with financial blessings to teach us the importance of good stewardship. However, we fall into the trap of having an extravagant lifestyle that causes us to have debts or spend more than what is enough. We spend money not only for our needs but also on all our wants. This contradicts how Jesus taught us to live simply.
The Scripture tells us to spend money only on what is important and beneficial, not satisfy our deep need to gain more wealth or possessions. To manage our finances well, we must plan accordingly. We must plan our expenses and savings. God also wants us to listen to Him carefully regarding this command. He wants us not to waste our effort and financial blessings on what will not satisfy us.
The Lord said to only eat what is good. We must have the proper discernment of knowing our spiritual meal. It is important to be conscious of what we feed our minds and bodies with because not everything pleasing in our lives is good. Also, God wants our souls to be delighted in the abundance of His provisions— making sure that we use His blessings to help others and support church ministries.
Every blessing we have received is not for our own satisfaction. It is meant to be shared and used to fulfill God’s purpose in our lives. Today, may you be a good steward of everything that comes from Him, especially with your financial blessings.