Heb 10v24-25 – The budget

Have you ever drawn up a personal budget? While it is a basic concept of income less expenses, expenses must also be divided into discretionary (optional) vs non-discretionary (necessary) spending. Identifying which costs fall into each category is interesting as it makes you consider what is essential. Are donations discretionary or non-discretionary? What about your morning coffee? These items may differ based on your priorities or income. However, we are all faced with allocating the same period of 24 hours each day. How do you allocate the time God gives you? Are prayer, Bible reading, and church marked as discretionary time, while work, TV and gym are non-discretionary? The book of Hebrews tells us to allocate time to meeting together “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25). And in Acts, we see how the first Christians allocated their time. “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” (Acts 2:42). Today, you have been given another 24 hours. Act intentionally, and through the Spirit, split your time to spread God’s glory. Open Bible – https://bit.ly/heb10v24-25, https://bit.ly/act2v42 (Jeremy G)