Jesus was a frugal guy.
How do I know? I think His crumb-saving creds were most clearly demonstrated in the feeding of the 5000. The story is recorded in Matthew 14, Mark 6, and John 6.
In summary, a huge mass of people numbering 5000 men, plus women and children besides, thronged to hear Him speak. It was getting late, everyone was getting hungry, but instead of sending everyone away to get their own food, Jesus asked His disciples to feed them. They found a boy with 5 barley loaves and 2 small fishes willing to surrender his lunch. Jesus proceeded to bless the food and multiplied it until everyone in whole crowd had eaten their fill. Then He told His disciples to “gather up the fragments” and they ended up with 12 basketfuls of leftovers for people to take home! Talk about saving the crumbs!
I think there are some practical life lessons on economy and frugal-living that we can learn from this story. [Read more…]