Podcasts

When it comes to entering into a partnership with an unbeliever, my advice is to avoid it all costs.

Podcast 132: Yoked

       As Christians, we are living for Christ. When it comes to entering into a partnership with an unbeliever, my advice is to avoid it all costs. This alliance will not work. We are living for different gods. I would also suggest that…

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…

“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…

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…

“Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions” (Malachi 3:8).

Podcast 123: Giving Through Contributions

       “Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions” (Malachi 3:8).        Tithes belong to God, and generally are returned to the church in which you are…