Ever wondered what the right balance is between being a good citizen and a good steward? Is it better to buy American-made products, or find the lowest cost?

Buying American does matter in today’s economy but being a faithful steward matters more. Put another way, even if all your purchases are American-made but you don’t provide for your family, give, save, or plan, then you are being a good citizen but not a good steward.

Stewardship is being responsible for managing God’s resources. It’s part of your identity, not just your behavior.

So look for the best deals, buy American as often as you can, and be sure to follow God’s financial principles as your highest priority.

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