financial balance

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One of the most quoted verses in the bible is “money is the root of all evil.”

Except… it doesn’t say that.

What it actually says in 1Timothy 6:10 is, “The love of money is a root of all sorts of evil...” Did you catch the difference? It isn’t money that’s the problem. Money is neutral, neither inherently good or bad.

No, the problem comes in when someone starts to love money. Or what they think money can buy them.

Hoarding vs Affording

Oct 24, 2018
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In this segment I often talk about the dangers of overspending.

Today I want to talk about the dangers of under-spending.

 

It’s one thing to make sure you can afford a thing. It’s another thing to be so gripped by fear, that you hardly spend any money. For the person so gripped by fear, the issue is not affording. It’s hoarding.

The difference between affording and hoarding is usually fear. And fear usually thrives in the absence of facts.