Category Archives: Money

Paying Taxes

This time of the year can be frustrating.  Documents are gathered.  Receipts are gathered and reviewed.  It is tax season. It is a complicated system.  The government favors or incentivizes certain behavior and business.  Can’t we just go to a … Continue reading

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Eating Together

“These words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall talk of them when you sit in your house…” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). The family sitting at the table … Continue reading

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Now Is That Rainy Day!

You have heard the saying: “We are saving it for a rainy day.” This may be prudent in one’s personal life [The Bible warns against: (1) wastefulness (Proverbs 12:27; 19:24; 21:20); (2) the life of luxury, prodigal living of the … Continue reading

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Economics and Morals

Economics is defined as “the study of the use of scarce resources which have alternative uses” (Definition by Lionel Robbins quoted by Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics, p. 2). “What does ‘scarce’ mean? It means that what everybody wants adds up … Continue reading

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God’s Safety Net

Some think that it is primarily the government’s or the church’s responsibility to care for those in need.  I have seen church members, who were able to relieve a family member in need, refuse to do so themselves, but instead … Continue reading

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Lasting Value

Aluminum in the mid-1800’s was an extreme expensive metal.  Aluminum was plentiful (in fact, the most plentiful metallic element in the earth’s crust).  That was not the problem with this element.  The problem was that the refinement process at the time … Continue reading

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Poverty and Immoral Behavior: Are They Necessarily Linked?

It is true that poverty, like wealth, provides an avenue for certain temptations to come our way (Proverbs 30:8-9).  We are all tempted in various ways.  Poverty comes with its own circumstances which Satan uses in his desire to lead … Continue reading

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