June 21, 2018
Proverbs 21: 17
He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
Some make take today’s Proverb as GOD telling them you cannot drink alcohol. You cannot have oil. I think it is much deeper than that. As a modern survivalist I believe it is telling us not to covet things that we do not absolutely need to survive. We don’t need the 3000 square foot house in a neighborhood with 100 square feet of lawn where you can hear your neighbors whispering. We don’t need a Mercedes car just because everyone else does. If we try to live our lives to get those things we will become enslaved by them. The debt you may have to get in to get can be crippling to you physically and spiritually.
Start today and pledge to yourself and your family that you will not be a slave to what the world tells you what success is. Determine what you need. Make a plan. Get what you need. Get out of debt.
Lokavagga: The World
Follow not the vulgar way; live not in heedlessness; hold not false views; linger not long in worldly existence