Dave asked them what did it take for them to accomplish this goal. Their answer, "Sacrifice." He asked for examples. They gave one example as their vehicles. The man's vehicle is a 1994 Chevy Suburban. Dave joked that the vehicle is older than this young man. Not quite. He was probably 5 or 6 when the Suburban was made. Dave summed up his conversation with them by saying "you are now free to live and to give." Debt no longer has that couple enslaved. No lenders can get back at them. They are financially free.
I commend that couple. In a world where people live in financial bondage and people are drowned in debt, including our government, they made sacrifices to gain freedom. What a great example!
I also just read 1 Peter 4:1,2, "Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God." Peter has Jesus as our pattern: he took on our sin, he suffered and died, he rose again and was delivered of that sin and lives with/for God. Thus, our pattern may be: we live in sin, we may suffer for our faith, and that cleanses us from sin. And yes, in Christ's resurrection we are new people who live with/for God.
Suffering for one's faith sets people free from their self and enables them to live more freely and fully for God. Maintaining one's faith in the midst of suffering builds one's faith. See, we are only willing to suffer for things/people we highly value. So, if I suffer on behalf of God, that means I highly value God. But how can I allow issues in my life that are anti-God if I am suffering for him? That wouldn't make sense. Suffering for one's faith cleanses a person of their sins, because those sinful desires and practices seem so insignificant in light of one's faith for which one is suffering. This results in one living more fully for God.
The young couple sacrificed their selfish desires for such things like a new car to gain freedom. As we walk through suffering and sacrifice our desires for the sake of God, we too will gain freedom. Of course, we are motivated to do so not just out of the desire to sacrifice and make life "hard" for ourselves, but we are motivated by love - the love of God that Jesus Christ expressed to us. Out of love for God we sacrifice ourselves and grow deeper with our wonderful God - the God who sets us free.