Margin: the difference between what you have and what you need. And when it comes to finances, most of us find ourselves with less of what we have than what we need. Financial margin is not something many of us have, but it is something that the Bible says wise people have. Proverbs 21.20 says, “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has” (NIV).
A maxim I taught the children of the congregation before this message applies to us all as really good advice: give ten percent, save ten percent, and spend the rest with thanksgiving. God, after all, can do more with our 80% left over than we can do ourselves with the 100%.
How are you doing with financial margin? Got any tips or tricks to share? Leave a comment!