Recently I was reading a poster that started off talking about free men and ended up talking about slaves. The quality that designated a slave was being in debt. That bit of truth comes straight from the Bible.
(Proverbs 22:7 KJV) The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.This verse is adding support and context to the idea from chapter 22. One of the entanglements we are to avoid is debt. Another is helping others get into debt.
You may have heard the expression “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” One reason we are to live an exemplary life style is so that we can help others avoid the mistakes that we know to avoid.
So? Do it for the children, and the neighbors and the friends and the enemies, for that matter. Live like you are the weak link.