[quote="DeepBlueSea, post:1, topic:288369"]
I have always thought that being financially independent is an important part of upholding the dignity as a woman. Being financially independent, especially in country with high costs of living, requires constant academic pursuit and somehow sets a career-driven mentality.
I am wondering whether my priorities are right?
Are my priorities compatible with Christian living?
Am I less Jesus-centered because of my priorities?
How to be let God take precedence in this kind of environment?
Any real life experience, books or bible verses to share?
working hard isn't a sin in fact you should have a life and do what you want, work if you want, have a family if you want, i tend to hold true to sunday most of the time although im not a saint and do break that rule.
ACTS 20:35 is good
Jesus tought that you should pay your taxes and be good hard worker, and himself was a carpenter, and nothing in the bible says you CANT work :)
some other good verses are
3 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. 24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? 25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?
26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him? 27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.