It would be presumptuous and probably sacrilegious to try to ascribe to Jesus traits that were not expressly indicated in the Bible, however, one could respectfully surmise from Biblical principles what HE might do. A few steps that Jesus might take if HE were a real estate home buyer:
The Bible teaches that one should plan and prepare; a home purchase is a wonderful thing to those that plan and prepare – but could be disastrous for someone that jumps-in hap hazardously.
Jesus said, “not my will, but Thine be done” – one should seek God’s will for such a monumental decision as purchasing a home.
- Understand what one can afford (Luke 14:28-30)
The Bible has much to say about work and debt; a combination of these concepts provides understanding on affordability to purchase a home.
The Bible has much to say concerning debt and becoming beholden to a lender; a wise approach is to reduce or eliminate debts prior to purchasing a home.
- Find a good deal; investing (Luke 19:23)
The Bible often refers to investing and making wise use of ones money.
- Jesus would NOT purchase a house for pretentious reasons. (Philippians 2:3; Matthew 5:5; Matthew 11:29)
Jesus was known for his meekness and humility (to die on the cross at the hands of men – that is true humility!); HE had no need or compulsion to “impress” others.
The Bible has much to say about treating people with respect, dignity, and fairness.
- Dealing in complete honesty (Proverbs 12:22)
The Bible is very clear about honesty and speaking in truth. It was one of the ten commandments!
- Rejoice in a win-win situation (Psalms 20:4,5)
God is sovereign over the affairs of all men, not one against another. One should not exploit others.
The Bible talks about making commitments and keeping them.
The Bible talks about being content whether rich or poor. The purchase of a new home is the time to be grateful and content.