Isn’t it great when the bills are all paid, there’s food in the house and petrol in the car. At that point it doesn’t matter if you’ve five cents or hundreds of euros left over: the sense of contentment is the same. Life however rarely gives us these moments and we scramble each month as each new bill appears. We forget on payday that in three weeks the phone bill is due and we splash out on a new pair of strappy sandles (for men insert whatever it is you splurge on).
There are times when the money coming is not more or equal to the money going out, there is no sense of contentment there.
“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” Mr Micawber says in the Dicken’s novel ‘David Copperfield.’
We are called to be good stewards, good stewards of the earth and it’s assets. If we do not look after our financial affairs prudently we are dissing God. Everything we have is his, we are just minders of the estate. If we are wild with abandon in monetary matters we are not being good stewards.