5967 thrift

5967 thrift

Saving by the careful use of resources. In general this is encouraged in Scripture, though the dangers of meanness, materialism and anxiety are recognised.

Encouragements to thrift

To provide for the future Pr 21:20 See also Pr 6:6-8; Pr 10:5; Pr 12:27; Pr 27:23-27; Pr 30:25

To provide for children Ps 17:14; Pr 13:22; 2Co 12:14

To provide for others Dt 14:28-29; 1Co 16:2; Eph 4:28

Examples of thrift

Noah Ge 6:21

Joseph Ge 41:48 See also Ge 41:28-36,53

Solomon 1Ki 9:17-19 pp 2Ch 8:4-6

Jehoshaphat 2Ch 17:12

Hezekiah 2Ch 32:27-29

The good wife Pr 31:13-16

Jesus Christ Jn 6:12-13

The dangers of thrift

Meanness Jn 12:4-6 pp Mt 26:8-9 pp Mk 14:4-5 See also Pr 3:27-28; Pr 11:24,26; Pr 23:6-8; Pr 28:22; Ecc 5:13; 2Co 9:6

Materialism Lk 12:15 See also Ecc 4:8; Mic 6:14; Lk 12:16-21

Anxiety Lk 12:22-31 pp Mt 6:25-34

Lack of thrift

Lk 15:13 See also Pr 21:17,20; Pr 23:20-21; Pr 29:3; Lk 16:1

Spiritual thrift

Mt 6:19-21; Eph 5:15-16 See also Pr 10:14; 1Ti 6:19

The wicked store up judgment Ro 2:5-6 See also Ro 2:7-10; Rev 18:6-7

See also

5475property
5556stewardship
5680family
5802care
5907miserliness
5922prudence
5979waste
8434giving
8778materialism
8808riches
8849worry
9130future, the

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