Author: Steve

To co-sign means to sign along with someone else. The contract will now have two signatures, yours and your friend’s. By cosigning you and your friend are committing to pay back the loan with interest. Learn more by listening to this podcast episode.

Podcast 131: Guard Your Signature

       To co-sign means to sign along with someone else. The contract will now have two signatures, yours and your friend’s. By cosigning you and your friend are committing to pay back the loan with interest. The reason your friend is asking you…

In place of shortcuts to have our needs met, consider many of the scriptures in Proverbs that magnify diligence and warn against laziness.

Podcast 130: Standing Before Kings

       In place of shortcuts to have our needs met, consider many of the scriptures in Proverbs that magnify diligence and warn against laziness.       “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers…

Be wary of “get rich quick” schemes. If they seem too good to be true, they probably are.

Podcast 129: Becoming Rich Quickly

       “Whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished” (Proverbs 28:20b). Be wary of “get rich quick” schemes. If they seem too good to be true, they probably are.       Be more concerned with the condition of your heart if…

If you have heard me speak since 2013, you know how John 15:9-12 has transformed my life. The truth that God loves and likes me is revealed in verse 9, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.” Verse 12 provides a vision for how I am to love my family, as He has loved me. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

Life, Hope, and Love through Death

If you have heard me speak since 2013, you know how John 15:9-12 has transformed my life. The truth that God loves and likes me is revealed in verse 9, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.” Verse 12 provides a…

“A just balance and scales are the LORD’s; all the weights in the bag are his work.” (Proverbs 16:11)

Podcast 128: Just & Fair

       God is just and fair. “A just balance and scales are the LORD’s; all the weights in the bag are his work.” (Proverbs 16:11)       And He appreciates fairness and justice in our dealings with one another, and He has…

Being led is one of the many benefits of having a God who knows how to communicate with each one of us.

Podcast 127: Purchasing With Peace

       Being led by the Spirit of God is my last piece of purchasing wisdom. It is definitely connected to praying and asking God for assistance, but it is more about understanding how God directs us, and speaks to our hearts. Being led…

Salesmen understand the need to close a sale quickly after their presentation. When your mind is full of all the positives they have trotted out, they know the best time to seal the deal, and get your signature on the dotted line, is right away. But a night’s sleep and some careful thought go a long way towards restoring sanity to their proposal.

Podcast 126: Purchasing Carefully

       You have heard “haste makes waste”. Here is the scriptural basis for that idiom. “Thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a…

Since God is love and God is good, we are assured His in-spirited word flows from a heart of love and was written for our good.

Convictions – Part 3

The Word of God is Eternal, Inspired, Accurate, and Profitable   Since God is love and God is good, we are assured His in-spirited word flows from a heart of love and was written for our good. This passage in Deuteronomy 5:29 expresses this conviction…

We all are familiar with strongly desiring things or objects. One of the ten commandments, which reflects this universal temptation, is to not covet.

Podcast 125: Purchasing With Discernment

       “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” (James 4:3)        Many older translations use the word ‘lusts’ in place of ‘passions.’ Another word which can replace lusts or passions, is ‘desire,’…

When making major expenditures, such as a car, a home, or furniture, there are four concepts which assist me in making a wise and godly decision. The first is prayer.

Podcast 124: Purchasing Begins With Prayer

       When making major expenditures, such as a car, a home, or furniture, there are four concepts which assist me in making a wise and godly decision. The first is prayer.        “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything…