Some time ago, I remember hearing an account of a woman who refused to bring neighborhood children to church any longer because she had purchased a new car and was afraid they would get it dirty.
I’m afraid she exemplifies the attitude too many Christians have toward their vehicles. Imagine how much time is consumed by those who worship and pamper their cars instead of seeing them as nothing more than the organized piles of metal they really are. God never meant for cars to be expensive toys or status symbols. We just don’t have time or money for that. Cars are tools, provided to us by God, to accomplish something for Him.
Consider this. If you buy a new car for $30,000 and keep it four years, you would be doing good to sell it for $12,000. That means it depreciated $375 every month.
Remember, selecting a vehicle that will provide reliable transportation at the most economical price with the least maintenance will redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.