“Children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.” 2 Cor 12:14 doesn’t beat around the bush!
In Prov 13:22 we are instructed to leave an inheritance for our children’s children. 1 Tim 5:8 tells us that not providing for your family is worse than being an unbeliever!
God consistently instructs us to be a blessing to others, and not a burden, and in particular we are called to provide for our children (and their children!).
I’m challenged to step up in my life, be a godly steward of the funds I gain and ensure that I am blessing others and providing for my family appropriately. If I can take away the burden of “needing” to work, how much more can I and my family really help others? Time and resource becomes available, and I want to give those to my children and their children.
So in my life, I have to budget. I have to act responsibly with money, and manage our spending habits. It doesn’t mean we go without in life (God has called my family to blessing now and in the future), I manage this with godly wisdom to build my future.
Lord, please guide me, connect me to wise stewards and help me learn their ways, help me manage my money and my world responsibly and with a view to bless generations.