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.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Credit Enablers

(Pro 22:26 KJV)  Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

We live in a day of easy credit and easy forgiveness of credit.  One of the political footballs being tossed around today is the forgiveness of college loans.  In the lockdowns we had the government declaring that tenants did not need to pay their rent.  I hear ads on the radio about how a law office can get you out of paying back taxes.  It is often stated that you can negotiate with credit card companies to reduce your debt.

What is being stated here is that we should not be part of anything that enables people to get into debt.  We should discourage college students from getting credit cards.  We should send out children to community colleges instead of the high cost university.  We should drive the smaller car and stay in the less than elegant hotels.

So?  Live within your means and expect others to do so also.  If it is a crisis then our place is gifts not loans.  If their problem isn’t important enough to get us to simply give them what they need then it probably isn’t something that a loan will cure.