Personal Finance Bible Verse of the Day: Be content with your wages

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Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, “And what about us, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.” Luke 3:14

This verse speaks to me about how we need to have integrity in our financial dealings, by not taking money or things from people using coercion, lies or other negative means. It also talks about being content in the situation we’re in, not envying others position or wealth, and being ok with the situation we’re in because we have a strong faith and hope for the future. Does that mean we can’t strive for more, and work hard to achieve more? Of course not. But it does impress upon me how happiness is a choice, and we make the choice to be content or unhappy – every day.

Last Edited: 29th June 2008

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  1. says

    Be content.

    This definitely speaks to me. As Dave Ramsey puts it, don’t get stuffitis. I often fall in love with the newest shiny thing. I usually don’t buy, but often think how cool it would be to have something. (I think there’s a commandment on that) <sigh)

    When I do my consulting I often come across people who are down to their last nickel. I’ll help them out as I am able, but I cannot in good conscience take that last nickel when they need it for food, medication, or gas to get to work.

    I could use the money, that’s for certain, but when I’m content and place my trust in God, I know He will provide.

    Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. Peter says

    thanks for the comments guys – as you say Chris, don’t get the stuff-itis. Be content with what you have, strive hard and often you’ll make more as a result of your good attitude and hard work.

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