Save a $1,000 Day 31: Turn Margin Into Meaning

192160047_4e0ae663c0_b“There is another serious problem I have seen under the sun. Hoarding riches harms the saver.” – Ecclesiastes 5:13

All this scrimping and saving to build margin is meaningless unless we do something significant with it. Saving up for a boat or a fountain outside your house is nice, but it ranks pretty low on the fulfillment meter if you’re living life with an eternal perspective. When God welcomes you into eternal dwellings, will He be impressed that you saved enough to buy a boat? Will He say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant?”

Don’t get me wrong. It’s not bad to have possessions and buy things for our families, but as Christians, we are called to a higher purpose and given a mighty power to send people to heaven with the way we use His money. Luke 16:9 puts it plainly:

“Use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourself, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.”

Who will welcome you into your eternal dwellings?

Action Step

If you saved anything during this month, take a portion of it and do something selfless for the Kingdom with it. It could be helping someone with a tangible need in Jesus’ name. Or it could be funding a cause that is dear to your heart or an initiative at your church; anything that will help you gain eternal friends.

Potential Eternal Savings: Out of this world!!!


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