In the House of the Wise

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“In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has” Proverbs 21:20

This is one of my favorite Bible verses regarding preparing and being frugal.  God is warning us that we should save up.   It is stupid not to save your money and think that God will take care of you.  He does promise us that He will take care of us, but he also tells us that we need to do our part.  I am adamant about canning when you can.  By preserving fresh fruits and veggies when they are at their peak, we can enjoy them all year long.  We can purchase the fresh fruit and veggies at their lowest price and in turn not have to pay the high prices during the off seasons.  The above picture is some of my home canned goods in our Hoosier cabinet.  It is my hope this year to can a wide variety of goods.  Right now we have a ton of jams and jellies.  Pickles go quicker than I can put them up.  Hubby could eat a whole jar if left to himself.

I see people all the time who spend their entire paychecks on tattoos, fancy clothes or sparkly rims on their cars.  To me they are the “foolish” ones.  I don’t think we need to be building bunkers in Arizona because we are afraid the world is ending.  We do need to pay off debt, start saving money and learning to stock up.  God doesn’t say we need to go overboard and start hoarding.  I think the verse is simple.  Don’t spend all you have on “extras”.  Use discernment and do your part with what you are given.

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