My wife got a good laugh when I first began cutting my own hair. She’d sit down next to me in the evening and begin laughing hysterically. “Did you cut your hair today?” she’d ask.
Between gasps for breath she’d answer, “Because you missed a big streak of hair down the back of your head!”
I’ve gotten much better at using the electric clippers on myself. You can call me cheap, but as a mostly bald-headed man, I refuse to pay $20 a week to have someone else cut my hair to my scalp. If my head looks like the back of a skunk, well, that just happens to be the way I like it!
Money is one of those things we all take seriously. We can always compare ourselves to someone else and conclude, “I’m not rich,” but we need to remember this important truth:
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share (1 Timothy 6:17-18).