It is God’s desire that we not be in financial debt. But many will find themselves, this year, over spending, creating more debt, with money they did not have. How many of you have paid off last year holiday’s debt? Credit cards are the enemies trap and our worst nightmare if not properly handled with care. The best advice I have ever received is: if you don’t have cash to pay for it rethink the purchase. Is it a need or a want? There is a difference. Most of the time we buy things we like and want, not necessarily things we need. And there is nothing wrong with treating yourself every now and then.
The biggest push this year is to start “amazing” black Friday sales on Thursday evening, Thanksgiving Day. I plead with you on today please do not fall into the pit of sales, which leads to more debt. It is their aim to pull us away from our families to buy
stuff we do not need. And because the sale looks so appealing to the eye, we fall into the temptation of it all. Material things can wait! Sales can wait! But family, we only get one chance at life with them. Make each moment count and don’t waste precious time chasing after sales.
Have you and your spouse sat down and discussed a holiday budget? Now would be a good time to get started. Amen? Amen!
Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority. Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another.
Romans 13:7-8a (NLT)