An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lending Trouble

(Proverbs 22:7 KJV)  The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

Flip the obvious over here.  If we are warned against borrowing we are also warned against lending.  We are not to enslave others.  God’s economics are not natural to us.

Does this mean that people will never have needs?  No, but we should be very cautious in loaning money.  Usually, if there is a short term crisis, we should be giving or sharing, not loaning.  If God has blessed us there is a reason.
(Ephesians 4:28 KJV)  Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
The key is meeting needs not desires.

So?  If you see a need, meet it if you can.  It could be that the real need is for someone to say “no” to waste or sloth. 


Gorges Smythe said...

That should go for governments and churches, as well.

Pumice said...

I am not sure which came first the poor parenting or the poor governing.

Grace and peace.