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Grace Note for October 14, 2015

Could your wallet literally hurt you? Physicians now know of a malady called “walleta sciatica” from which a patient (generally a male) can suffer severe lower back pain because of their wallet. In such cases, a wallet in the back pocket is putting pressure on the sciatic nerve and causing intense discomfort. The remedy for most is to simply trim down the excess in their wallet, or move their wallet to another location.

Whether or not your wallet is causing physical pain, it can still hurt you spiritually. The solution for either type of pain seems to be the same; reduce the size of your wallet (move from hoarding to giving), or switch locations for carrying it (move it from your pocket to the Lord’s pocket). Such remedies will most certainly improve your spiritual health.

2 Corinthians 9:7-8

“Everyone should give whatever they have decided in their heart. They shouldn’t give with hesitation or because of pressure. God loves a cheerful giver. God has the power to provide you with more than enough of every kind of grace. That way, you will have everything you need always and in everything to provide more than enough for every kind of good work.”

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