Mid-Week Manna: Are you Financially Sound?

Two types people are reading this blog right now.  Those that are financially sound and those who are in financial ruin.  As your command Chaplain I would like to offer a biblical perspective to both groups. 

The Financially Sound Group:

Pat yourself on the back because you have been a good steward with what the Lord has given you. However, I offer you a word of caution. Jesus said, “For where your treasure is there will your heart be also.” (Luke 12:34)  Seabees I draw your attention to this verse because it speaks a great deal of truth.  It deals with money, and the hold it can take upon your life.  1 Timothy 6:10 states, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.”  The Gospel of Mathew also talks about money as being a master of your life. Now money in itself is not evil, or harmful.  In fact it can actually bring great comfort to you and your family.  Yet, when money becomes the center of your life and your only goal and aspiration then here is where the problem lies.  

The Financially Troubled Group:

          This week I want to encourage you to get a hold of your financial situation.  If you have a spending problem and are not financially responsible I encourage you to seek help from your senior enlisted advisor, or someone with in your chain of command that has been designated and has the knowledge to help you.  We all like to spend money, but few take the time to manage it. Therefore, whether you are single or have a family I encourage you to watch how you spend your money this week, and during the rest of your life. Money problems and issues can bring a single person or a family to the brink of ruin.  

Therefore, for this group I offer caution to not spend beyond what you take in. Avoid trying to keep up with those in higher pay grades, or who are financially sound.  Proverbs 13:7 states, “One pretends to be rich yet has nothing.”  Don’t be pretenders, please seek help!

In Your service Chaps Myers

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