Just like the visiting teaching message this month, the third way in which we've been counseled to be self-reliant is in the area of financial and resource management. "The prepared person should establish financial goals, pay tithes and offerings, avoid debt, wisely use and preserve economic resources, and save during times of production for times of nonproduction."
("A Little Bit of Planning, a Lot of Success," Ensign, Jun 1977)
In St. Luke, Christ taught a very simple principle concerning this,
"Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth."
We know, rather, that we ought to lay up treasures of heaven and live within our means. Elder Robert D Hales also stated, "It takes great faith to utter those simple words, 'We can't afford it.' "This month, let's strive to make and stick with a budget, that we will be more consciences of our in-comings and out-goings.
(for more information, see All is Safely Gathered In: Family Finances)
Thanks to Stephanie for this post!
Introduction post here.