Here’s What’s Really Killing Your Budget

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There is so much written about budget killers. The star bucks coffee to the expensive clothes and cars. Sometimes people buy more home than they can afford. As taxes climb up they are unable to keep their homes. No one told them that a fix interest rate on a mortgage does not automatically mean your monthly payment would stay the same year after year. I actually did not learn this until I bought my first house.

The thing that kills your budget is lust. As you know lust is not new. The people of Israel lusted after meat. God gave them quail and killed the fattest of them. “They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved” (Psalm 78:18). God does not play with food lust. One does not have to go far to see a fat person in the hospital with all sorts of sickness and diseases. My aunt cannot walk because she refuses to listen to the doctor who tells her to simply eat right.

“Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags” (Proverbs 23:20-21).  “When he fills his belly, God will send His fierce anger on him; And will rain it on him while he is eating” (Job 20:23). “For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things” (Philippians 3:18-19).

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything (1 Corinthians 6:12). The killer of your budget is your belly. By putting a restraining order on your belly, you will find the extra income you need to pay off credit card debt, car loans, and your mortgage early. The believer in Jesus motto should be to owe no man anything, but to love one another” (Romans 13:8).

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4 responses to “Here’s What’s Really Killing Your Budget

  1. This is a really interesting thought Roger. I am taking it to more prayer to see how God would have me modify and control my diet as it pertains to my budget.

  2. How do you think a person is to determine the “exact” amount of food to consume and not be in sin?

  3. A simple answer would be to
    1. eat to the glory of God, which probably means
    2. eat until not hungry.

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