- A mere lover of silver will not be satisfied with silver, neither any lover of wealth with income.
- If we have food and shelter, we will be satisfied with that. Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation.
- Who of you that wants to build a tower does not first sit down and calculate the expense, to see if he has enough to complete it?
- Those who borrow are slaves to the money-lenders.
- The wicked one is borrowing and does not pay back, but the righteous one is showing favour and is making gifts.
- There is more happiness in giving than receiving.
- A young man I used to be, I have also grown old, and yet I have not seen anyone righteous left entirely, nor his offspring looking for bread.
Frugal living, the quest to remain debt free and live the good life is what we all hope for in Frugaldom, but it is nothing new.
The basic concept has been around since biblical times. But what reminded me of this?
The September issue of 'Awake' magazine, handed to me across my frugal threshold by the Jehovah's Witnesses this afternoon, is all about, 'How to Manage Money'. And how about this for some 'divine inspiration'? 'The Watchtower', which accompanied it, carries an article about quail!
Just thought I would share that coincidence with you all.