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God is Faithful: Dealing with Extravagance – My MoneyLife with Chuck Bentley | June 5, 2018

Ten Thousand is a 40-story glass tower building in LA where residents “can have whatever they desire.” Two and three bedroom residences go for up to $59,000 a month! Staff and services are available at the touch of the personal iPad, including a chauffeured Rolls-Royce and on-site physician for Botox treatments.

Hi, this is Chuck Bentley with My Money Life from Crown.

Ever heard “Enough is enough?”

In our materialistic culture, people who look successful may be pushing the limit of their income or exceeding it with debt. Others have the money but have confused extravagance with necessity.

Have you determined when enough is enough? Or are you unable to bring your spending under control?

You can change by structuring your life goals according to God’s purposes; acknowledging His lordship over everything, including your money; and making a plan to spend according to His principles.

Many never learned basic budgeting skills like balancing a checkbook, buying a house, or setting financial goals.

Maybe budgeting sounds a lot like dieting to you: a last-resort measure when it’s time to tighten the belt a notch or two.

But it doesn’t have to! You can be the exception. Develop a comprehensive plan for your finances, set monthly limits for all your spending categories, keep track of how much money is coming in and how much is going out, then stick to your plan!

It may hurt initially when you have to pass on buying things you don’t need, but you’ll discover reduced stress, contentment, and gratitude for what you do have.

First John 2:16 says, For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

Turn your eyes on Jesus and He will be enough!

 

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