I heard a long time ago that one of the primary goals people in western society have is to own their own home. Throughout the Old Testament we have story after story of God’s promised land and the various trials and struggles God’s people endured as they entered the promised land. In the New Testament we learn that the promised land is Jesus indwelling in us and there is a whole lot of theology around this that is not the subject of our discussion today.
For the purposes of Financial Grace in relationship to God, Money and Real Life our home is where we rest and are restored and protected. Our home is supposed to be our safe haven. Because Jesus lives within us, our homes can be anywhere we are. However, it seems to me that throughout all of history ‘the promised land’ or in our language today, our ‘own home’ is a strong desire of our heart. As we’re told in Psalm 37:4 that if we delight ourselves in the Lord, he will give us the desires of our heart.
This week on Financial Grace, we’re going to talk about homes, buying them, renting them, maintaining them, protecting them, selling them, investing in them, and all sorts of financial issues involved with living and maintaining our home in a way that strengthens our relationship with the Lord and assists us in being people He can work through to bring His glory to earth!