Pride is a Financial Enemy
Pride is your financial enemy.
When preoccupied with what others think, you ignore Biblical financial principles. Pride prevents you from embracing a lifestyle of simplicity. Do you pay more to wear certain clothes, to drive certain cars, to eat at certain places, or to live in a certain neighborhood? Is it to impress others, elevate yourself, or to help your children fit in? Do you refuse to seek financial help because it’s embarrassing? Do you avoid setting goals or discussing finances with your spouse? Do you ignore your situation – thinking things will surely get better?
Pride robs you of peace and joy. It affects relationships and adds stress to your marriage and family. It causes people to do things they know are wrong. It causes you to live on the financial edge. No wonder God says that He resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. We must seek to be humble like our Lord. Accountability is a form of protection. Transparent discussions about finances must be grounded in a desire to improve. We need to keep an eternal perspective. 1 John 2:15-17 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and the pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.”
Has pride led you into credit card debt? Then I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan that will work for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.