Every day we are faced with thousands of decisions about how to use our time, what to eat, where to go, who to meet, what to buy. And, people don’t always make the right and wise decisions, which sometimes leads to failures and bad habits. However, many Christians rely on God and ask His advice before making any decision. If you take my mom, for example, she won’t even change the curtains of the house without consulting God.
So, if you are thinking of buying a new house, the very first thing I recommend you to do is to consult the Lord and His word.
From Joshua 1:11
“Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.’”
From Isaiah 65:21-22
“21 They shall build houses and inhabit them;they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22 They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat;for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.”
From Proverbs 23:1-35
“1 When you sit down to eat with a ruler,observe carefully what is before you, 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite.3 Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food. 4
5 When your eyes light on it, it is gone,for suddenly it sprouts wings,flying like an eagle toward heaven. 6 Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not desire his delicacies, 7 for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.“Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. 8 You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten,and waste your pleasant words. 9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words. 10 Do not move an ancient landmark or enter the fields of the fatherless, 11 for their Redeemer is strong; he will plead their cause against you.12 Apply your heart to instruction
and your ear to words of knowledge. 13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.14 If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.15 My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad. 16 My inmost being will exult when your lips speak what is right. 17
Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the LORD all the day. 18 Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. 19
Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way. 20 Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, 21 for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags. 22 Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. 23 Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. 24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. 25 Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice. 26 My son, gives me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. 27 For a prostitute is a deep pit; an adulteress is a narrow well. 28 She lies in wait like a robber and increases the traitors among mankind. 29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? 30
Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to try mixed wine. 31
Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cupand goes down smoothly. 32 In the end it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder. 33
Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart utter perverse things. 34 You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, like one who lies on the top of a mast. 35 “They struck me,” you will say, “but I was not hurt; they beat me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake? I must have another drink.”