The Value Of Self-Control

When it comes to spending your money, do you ever think about self-control? Well, you probably do. But does it make you stop before making that unneeded purchase, or at least give you momentary pause? If so, that’s good!

The only way to build wealth is to restrict spending. If a person or family will live a restrained lifestyle, they will be able to live on thousands of dollars less each year. Financially wise people only incur debt when it makes good economic sense. The expense of borrowing should be less than the economic benefit that you will receive.

Don’t underestimate God’s desire to help you in every way. Over and over the Scriptures indicate that you are to live a controlled and temperate lifestyle. “Now the overseer must be above reproach…temperate, self-controlled, respectable….” (I Timothy 3:2 NIV). “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go” (Isaiah 48:17 NKJV).

Ok, so have you been wise by pausing before purchasing? Tell us your story!

Content © Rich Brott, 2011

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