Referring to Luke 12:13-21
My husband is very concerned with saving money and retirement plans, ect... I'm a Christian and try to stay in the word but fail many times. I don't think he understands much about God although he says believes in him. I take him to church when we can but feel he is doesn't really get it, I have grown up going to church. Lately, I've been trying to be successful at my in home daycare and have been working my tail off. This is my first real job where I've been able to make money. We are saving but then I read this devotion and read these verses today and feel like it's sinful to save. My husband and I are very blessed to have a family and a house we rent, cars, and some nice things. I'm very grateful but we do want to save up a lot so we can have mo.re time for our family. Is this bad? I always feel so lost...
Asked by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Mar. 14, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by KennsWifey at 1:58 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 1:59 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 2:03 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by popzaroo at 3:21 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 4:50 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
no, the act of saving is not the problem, but rather the intention of saving. are you saving money just so you can buy lots of "stuff" or are you saving it for your family, your kids futures? and from what verse 21 says are you giving some back to God? ( "This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God." ) if you are being greedy or selfish with your money then it could be sinful, but not saving at all for your futures would be squandering the gifts God has given you. there is a fine line between financial security & greed...you have to find that balance.
Answer by okmanders at 5:54 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by MommyH2 at 8:22 PM on Mar. 14, 2011