“Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.” vs. 2
We don’t have control over every part of our lives, but we can, for the most part, make decisions about how we spend our money and our time. When it comes to money, financial advisors will tell us to make detailed budgets and to avoid risky investments. And some of us do well. We tithe our income to charitable causes and use the rest to provide for home and family. But God help us if we think our money can buy happiness–that only can happen when we give it away! Our use of time is even more of a challenge. We don’t have an infinite supply and the clock is running. Too many of us get caught up in labor that doesn’t satisfy–a job that is boring or demeaning—but, we can’t quit because we need the income. And then, when retirement comes, the challenge can become even more intense. How shall we use our remaining days and years? Can we spend our time in way that has value for ourselves and others? What a pity it is for those who come to the end of their lives and discover that they’ve wasted money and frittered away time. Fortunately, it’s never too late to make a fresh start. Joy and delight are waiting for us.
Thought for the Day: The best thing I’ve spent my money on.