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, Scripture Session: Planning Before Acting

Scripture Session: Planning Before Acting

Luke 14:28 NIV

Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?

This scripture touches on a few things.  First it suggests that before we go out and do anything we need to plan and prepare first.  It’s not great to just go about daily lives winging it.  We should have a purpose in anything we do. plan.  The second thing I think this scripture reveals is to not start starting you can’t finish.  When we take a step back objectively it’s not satisfactory or a positive thing to start something without completion.  Would you want someone to halfway work on your car, finish preparing 60% of your meal, or someone to pay for 90% of your purchase at the store?  I’m guessing the answer would be no to all of those.  If we don’t like people half stepping on us, then we need to make sure we aren’t doing it ourselves.  Lastly, this passage touches on debt and greed.  We shouldn’t be angling to make financial decisions that have in over our heads.  Meaning don’t make investments you can’t afford miss on.  Don’t purchase cars, material items, and or houses that you don’t have the income to support paying on time.  Again, we need to plan our actions, don’t start something we can’t finish, and only complete financial decisions we can handle.

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