Everyone experiences fear. At times, getting rid of fear can seem like an impossibility to many people. The story of David and Goliath in the Bible (1 Samuel 17) always come to mind when I’m confronted with fear and other troubles which seemed too big for me to overcome. A brief summary of the story of David and Goliath…
Money seems to be one of the taboo subjects hardly discussed among family and friends. Even married couples tend to shun the money subject because it is deemed to be “sensitive.” I’ve often heard people saying, “Money destroys marriages!” “Money destroys lives!” “Money is the root of all evil!” However, I beg to differ. I believe with absolute certainty that money is NOT the root of all evil. More often than not, it is the lack of money that destroys marriages and lives!
The world is ever tempting us daily. We're bombarded by advertisements from various media promoting easy credit, glorifying luxurious lifestyles and encouraging us to give in to our sense of entitlement. You're tempted every now and then to treat yourself with some nice things in life regardless of whether you can afford them. Yes, you often feel entitled. You believe you deserve to pamper yourself with some luxuries because of your hard work. This was exactly how King Solomon (known for his wisdom, wealth and writings) felt when he said: "I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil" (Ecclesiastes 2:10).