READ: Proverbs 24:3-4
He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
Rich people build houses because they do not follow pleasures.
Lovers of pleasure cannot build houses. Pleasure is expensive and lots of money is needed to have a “good time”. Houses are equally expensive and require the heaviest investment of your money. People who love the pleasure of wining and dining, wearing expensive clothes, driving expensive cars will simply not have the money to build a house. The cost of these luxuries amounts to the cost of a house. In fact, there are many cars that are more expensive than a house. Often, you have to choose between enjoying yourself and owning a house. Rich people choose to build houses rather than spending their money on fleeting luxuries. Rich people build houses because they are frugal. Frugality is the key to building a house.
Rich people build houses because they are frugal. Frugal people are constantly saving money. They do not want to waste anything no matter how much they have. It is interesting to note that poor nations waste their water resources by allowing most of the water they generate to go waste.
Poor people waste their money by leaving lights and electric gadgets on when they do not need them.
Poor nations waste their human resources by driving away the most skilled and wealthy people.
By Dag Heward-Mills.