It’s difficult not to be jealous of people who have more money than you do. I know of several people who can impulsively buy a tractor or piece of farming equipment at an auction and not even worry about making a trip to the bank to take out a loan to cover the check.
One day, I hope to be able to impulsively buy what I want at a yard sale or flea market and not have to worry about receiving an overdraft in the mail.
“6 Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good.” (1 Timothy 6:6-12) ESV
“Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it. Better is a dinner with herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.” (Proverbs 15:16-17) ESV
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