It is amazing to me the sheer quantity of blogs now on the Internet. From software and computers, to cooking, to DIY hobbyists, there are hundreds of blogs related to each topic.
I too am not immune to their pull and have found myself drawn to a few bloggers over the years, mostly covering a favourite topic of mine: Personal Finance. However, most blogs I have stumbled upon have only held my attention for a post or two. This is because I have found many personal finance blogs to consist of the same watered down tips and tricks that have been posted and re-posted, again and again. Posts like 8 Ways to Budget Better, 17 Ways to Save Money, and 26.8 Ways to Get Out of Debt Faster have catchy titles and probably generate a lot of click-traffic, but also imply that true money management can be boiled down to a bullet-list of to do items on a Saturday morning.
Like everything in life, I want to take my advice from only the most credible sources. I have gained much over the years heeding the advice of my wife, parents, friends, pastors and even a couple bloggers. However, it dawned on me that there needed to be something of even greater substance to give me advice on a topic as important as my finances – especially if I am going to have any chance at succeeding. While each person in my life is able to offer wisdom, at the end of the day, they are still only human and while I love and respect them, they may not even be living out their own finances the way they should. I know the best place to get advice, financial or otherwise, is from the Word of God.
Digging into God’s Word over the last year has opened my eyes to how much God talks about money. It’s almost like He knew we might get ourselves into trouble with it. To help us out, God started
blogging teaching us about Personal Finance long before anyone else did and it turns out, most good money advice you receive today usually has some link back to the Bible. I call this Biblical Financial wisdom: Bible Cents (read: sense) which of course inspired the title of this blog. Through the Bible, I believe God has given us substantial direction on how to manage the money He has entrusted us and it is up to us to read it, learn it and find a way to live it out.
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
-Psalm 1:1-2, ESV-
Join me as we explore ways to learn, save, and grow not only our personal finances, but our faith and trust in the Lord at the same time.