How do you escape from bondage? You need to be set free! I believe our culture has many of us ensnared in materialism. Most of us are held captive in this ‘rat race‘ of life.
I’ve been trying to wedge myself free from this entanglement. But I’ve been only modestly successful. The American world I live in doesn’t make it easy.
Honestly, do you think our Christian holiday of Christmas shows
signs of infection? Has materialism impacted our celebration of
the birth of God’s son?
How did the Israelites get set free from Pharaoh? Did they learn
to make bricks more effectively? Did they learn to manage their
work day more efficiently so they could spend more time at homes
with their family and worshiping Jehovah?
Freedom requires more than managing your bondage. True financial
freedom doesn’t just require a budget and planning. It requires you to shift your thinking from pursuing every want with pursuing the intangibles – love and friendship. It requires you to shift from an attitude of minimal giving to joyful giving.
This isn’t easy in our culture today. We need to change our
attitudes about money. Financial Freedom doesn’t end with a healthy budget. If we were truly financially free, we would naturally
live within our means. The Lord would be our shepherd and we
would not want.
If you purchase or read Modern Parables for Financial Freedom,
don’t think it will teach you about finances, budgeting,
investing. The hope is it will help you to reconsider your
attitudes about money and break the bondage of materialism.