Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun. For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
Ecclesiastes 7:11-12 KJV
By now, a lot of us in the United States have received our stimulus checks from the government. It is easy for us to look at that money and think about all the things we can do with it. Some of us, if we are fortunate, will save it in our bank accounts. Some of us will have to use it for things like food, rent, and electricity. Some people will use it to save their businesses. Other people will want to spend it on things that will give them pleasure, like video games, stylish clothes, and other luxury items.
We have to, however, be wise about how we use this money during the current pandemic. We still don’t know how bad the economic fallout will be once this crisis is over. I believe it was intended for us to use this money once the stay at home orders in the majority of the country were lifted, not right now in the middle of the crisis.
Money is a defense, and wisdom is a defense, but “wisdom giveth life to them that have it.” Money will not, unfortunately, protect us from the coronavirus. If we are not careful, we could be putting our lives in danger spending money that we didn’t have to spend. Only the wisdom that God has provided us with will protect us. Other than buying groceries, personal hygiene products, and things we absolutely need, we now have an opportunity to think about how to wisely spend our money. It’s unfortunate that this pandemic has put a lot of our plans on hold. However, if we look at the bright side of this, we can come up with a plan to make our lives better once this thing is finally behind us.