Almost every family I know has a vehicle. Next time you need to buy one make sure you are getting the best price. Here is a method that has saved me thousands of dollars.
A vehicle is one of the largest purchases your family will make. Ensure that you are a good steward by getting a good deal.
You may not need this information today, but I pray it will give you some things to think about. File it away or bookmark it for the future.
Buying a vehicle is challenging. What make and model do I get? How much can I afford? How do I get a good deal?
Often the joy of buying a new vehicle is shadowed by the experience of working with dealerships. Every aspect of a car dealership is carefully crafted to get you in the door and make them money. They have many tricks to get you to pay as much as you can and more than you were planning. Don’t be a victim.
Don’t get me wrong. There are honest salesmen and (more…)
How you think about sin and sinners will protect you from temptation or open the door for seduction.
Psalm 37:1 “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, Neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.”
There are two commands in this verse that will keep us from falling into foolish thinking regarding sinners.
The word “fret” literally means to grow warm from agitation. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines the word in this verse to mean, “To tease; to irritate; to vex; to make angry.”
What do you think about when you see the prosperity of the wicked? Does it (more…)
An unbiblical philosophy of money has ruined many people. Will you be another casualty?
1 Timothy 6:9 “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.”
In the Bible, the word “riches” speaks of abundance. Usually, it means the wealth of money and possessions. This verse warns that money has unique temptations. Let’s learn them so we can protect ourselves.
Desire for Riches
Money represents power, possessions, and options. Who wouldn’t like to have extra money after all the bills are paid? Who wouldn’t want the choices that riches provide? We all would.
Yet, the desire for money can become controlling. Covetousness (more…)
As a Good Father, God will not ignore your sin. He knows how to correct you when you cave into temptation.
Hebrews 12:10 “For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.”
The words chasten or chastise mean “to correct by punishment.”
Have you ever seen a child that clearly needed correction, but the parent did nothing? I’m sure we all have. Did the child appreciate it and begin behaving well? Probably not.
In fact, the parent’s dereliction of duty will cause many more problems for the child as he grows up and faces the realities of life.
I’m thankful that I had parents that taught me boundaries and held me accountable. I experienced many “corrections by punishment” as a child, but far less than I deserved!
When you were born again, God became your Father. As His child, you must learn to (more…)
Your testimony as a believer brings God glory or blasphemy. Make sure it is glory by saying NO to temptation.
2 Samuel 12:14“Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that isborn unto thee shall surely die.”
In this verse, Nathan the prophet is explaining to King David the consequences of his sin with Bathsheba. The baby would not live but go to Heaven. David would live. God had forgiven his sin. Nevertheless, David’s transgression had given the enemies of the Lord an excellent opportunity to blaspheme.
Blasphemy is to speak evil against God.
The world knows that Christians are to live differently. Most unbelievers have a general idea of what God declares as right and wrong.
When you obey the Lord, He can use your life to bring conviction to unbelievers and glory to Himself.
When you sin, your testimony loses its effect on the world.
Unbelievers need to see God working powerfully in your life. Some are desperate for help. They need to see your victory to (more…)