People get funny when you talk about money; yet, money is a God thing. God is interested in money. So when I talk about debt, where are you?
Now, it’s tax time, right? It’s not that popular, tax time. What do we do at tax time? No one likes it. We have to strip financially before the government. We just say, “Here I am, warts and all.” And we don’t like it. Well, what if we could financially strip before Fellowship Church this morning. What if we could say, “Here is how much I made over the last year; here is how I spent my money.”
What if we could put it on the side screens, line after line, item after item? What if we could see every check written, every credit card receipt? We could find out a lot about ourselves, couldn’t we? We could say, “Oh man, she loves entertainment. He is pretty disciplined. She is a mess. She is pretty out there.” And we would see how important God is. It is scary to think about that, isn’t it? Having to financially strip before others.
God knows about your money. He has blessed us, he has given it to us, and he wants us to become great stewards of it. Yet, too many of us are drowning in the seas of debt. It is killing us, it is stealing from us and it is destroying us.
84% of all couples say they’re under intense financial pressure. So this is an epidemic. Yes, it’s popular to be in debt. But what does the Bible say about it? The Bible talks about freedom. The Bible says we can get out of the debt, we can bust through that door and open the door to financial freedom. Because remember, Jesus said, “I am the door and anyone that enters through me will be saved, safe and satisfied—saved financially, safe financially and satisfied financially.”
But here’s the question: Why do we get into debt? Now that is a good, good question that I want to unpack.© Copyright 2012 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young