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.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Gotta Have It

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

The tricky point of this verse is that many people feel they borrow only because they must.  I would accept that is true in some cases but also false in some cases.  The big question comes back in what I always threw at my son, “Is it a want, or a need?”  We are not always qualified to tell the difference.

Think of things that we accept as necessary today:  Air conditioning, a car, a single family house, vacations, dishwashers.  The list can become endless.  Now ask yourself how many of them were common in your grandfathers’ time.  How about your great-grandfather?  It is amazing what people lived without in ancient times, like 1950.

So?  Make sure that what you are buying is really necessary.  Necessity won’t void the concern of this verse but might help us stay away from a lot of pain and sorrow. 

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