Why do we work? Why do we save? Why do we conserve? There are a number of statements in the Bible. First and foremost is to provide for our families. Paul said,
(1 Timothy 5:8 KJV) But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.Then we have a responsibility to those less fortunate than ourselves.
(Ephesians 4:28 KJV) Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.And here we are reminded that our concerns go beyond our children. We are to think in terms of generations.
So? Take the long view, in all areas of life. In your investments. In your voting. In your integrity. Think of your grandchildren.