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Just Enough

There are a couple of verses in Proverbs 30, related to personal finances, that really challenge me.  Verses 8 and 9 say,

“…give me neither poverty nor riches!  Give me just enough to satisfy my needs.  For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’  And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.”

Just enough, huh?  Interesting that Agur (author of the proverb) would ask for “just enough.”  The tendency is to want more than enough.  The tendency is to desire a sense of security—false as it may be—and to have something to fall back on, just in case.

It’s definitely a good idea to plan ahead, to save money, and to spend it wisely.  But what if we had Agur’s mindset?  What if we asked for “just enough?”

Imagine how that would impact the way we rely on God to meet our needs?

T. J.

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