Are The Good Times Really Over For Good?
Some sources say that 70% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck
College students all over the nation are carrying record-high credit
Bankruptcy continues to be rampant in our country. (The Office of the
United States Trustee reports that in the 10-year period from 1998 to 2008, there
were 14,347,244 bankruptcy filings in the United States Bankruptcy Courts.)
The above statistics come from Dave Ramsey’s website: Great American Recovery.com
Proverbs 21:20: “In the house of the wise are choice stores of food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.”
AS of today 08.02.11, the debt deal has been agreed to, unemployment is over 9 percent, the gross domestic product is anemic, many economists are now saying we will be experiencing a double dip recession. The yahoos in Washington have kicked the can down the road on the debt crisis until the next election. Politicians from both parties are more concerned about getting elected, instead of doing the hard work that is necessary for the good of the country. Americans are tightening their belts, and Washington is spending more.
Are the good times really over for good? as Merle sings in the video. The answer for you and your family is “NO” if you are out of debt. I have said it before, and I am currently preaching this at my church.
We need to get out of debt.
This is not a commercial for Dave Ramsey, but our church will be learning from his teaching on debt for the next few Sundays. I recommend you begin taking a financial management teaching from a leader you trust.
Bottom line is that the government is not responsible for your financial happiness and security. If it were up to them, they would take much more. Your financial security is based on God and his principles.
More come in the next few posts
until next time
as Dave says: “Act Your Wage!”
pastor greg t.