(Pro 6:1 KJV) My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,
Credit is a trap. Contracts can make us slaves. What I found interesting is not that both are dangerous but that the people offering the loan or deal can be either someone you know or a complete “stranger” (2114a).
How often to we hit up a family member or close friend for a little bit of a loan and never get around to paying it back? How often do we sign up for things on line or through the mail? Recently I was thinking of getting a magazine subscription for my wife but to do so would require me giving out information that I did not want to give. You may have been one of those who signed up for something like a gym membership and found out how hard it is to stop the deductions from your credit card.
So? Walk carefully. It might be bad for the economy if everyone went all cash but it would sure be good for God’s people if they would do it.