A Booby Trap in the Christian Budget | Desiring God:
A couple tid-bits from this very helpful article:
"Because of what the Bible warns about wealth, Christians quickly become some of the most vigilant about their incomes, investments, and donations — and that is a good and right trend as a whole. There is a brand of budgeting, though, that wears the heroic cape of Christianity, while masking a secret infatuation with money. A love for money look like a love to have or a love to spend. A love for money might also reveal itself in an obsession with saving or giving money away. Christian, have you fallen in love with the money you refuse to spend?"
"We have a lot to say to the hoarders and spenders among us, but let’s remember money can seduce even the savers, those with the tightest fists and strictest budgets. A cheap lifestyle might be free from lots of things, but spending less is no guarantee of freedom from the love of money. Only a superior love for Jesus can buy you that."
I recommend reading the whole thing, it's not much longer than this.
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