I've already lost about half my readers by the title alone, but whether or not you are a Christian, the Bible has some profound wisdom in Proverbs. Today, I'll be looking at Proverbs 21:20 "There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man spendeth it up."
"There is treasure to be desired" means to me that you should not be spending everything you have and saving some money. You could use another parable of the ant and the grasshopper if you'd prefer, but you get the idea. During Biblical times you either lived debt free or borrowed money from someone, and the lender could make you a slave if you didn't pay. Don't be a modern slave to the credit card companies, and believe me, I've done my share of time being a slave.
"and oil in the dwelling of the wise" is telling me to store food for the hard times. You never know when the next hurricane, tornado, snowstorm, or man-made event will make the grocery store not an option. In contrast, the foolish person spends all he has but doesn't save nor store food.
Where would you like your children to situated. Cash and food on hand or penniless and hungry? Just a thought...
Keep Right On Prepping - K