The next step to financial responsibility

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I heard a very good sermon today about one of the famous teachings Jesus told the disciples in a plain(yep the other one is the sermon of the mount). The priest said that God does not glorify poverty when he said “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.” Lots of people always don’t read either the entire words that describes what was being discuss. They forget the part that ” on account of the Son of Man.” Now why is this something that you and I should understand.

Because of mis-interpretation, this line are often use to justify why people are poor. Poverty is romanticized. It is interpreted to be something good because being rich is unclean. To be poor here means to be poor on the account of Jesus(yep I am talking kinda biblical right now but let me finish my point).

Being rich is mostly often connected with having lots and lost of money. And another verse most people mis-interpret is that ” money is the root of all evil.” But again we get it all wrong… it should be “the love of money is the root of all evil.” This equates to being greedy. Money is never the reason why we sin, rather it is our very action and choice to do something wrong that we are sinning.

But let me go back to what we are pointing out here. If you want to be financially free then you got to be financially responsible. You must know how to make use of money so as not for it to take control of you and make your life miserable. The next step to financial responsibility is to understand the true purpose of money: to enable you to make a financial action that leads to you achieving your goals. Money is a tool not your master. You should be using it to achieve what you want to do in life where that goal could be good or evil. It is up to you how to use it for good.

Being knowledgeable and about your finances is a sign of financially responsible.

About the blogger

Louis Delos Angeles is a Certified Public Accountant, blogger behind Investing in Philippines, and author of Investing in Stocks: Preparing for the future small amount at a time. Check him out in Google+ Learn more about Louis and his financial freedom advocacy here.

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