Borrower Is Slave to the Lender


I have been doing thinking recently about how difficult it is to save up money and pay down debt. As Dave Ramsey put it, we have been marketed to by our culture that debt is a good. That it’s important to build up a reputable FICO score. For the most part, I agree with him that debt is bad. What’s more, it’s good for the economy when people go out and buy things. Yet our resources are finite.

“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender” (Prov. 22:7). It’s not a proposition we like to consider. But really, if you live in North America or Europe you are so blessed. In so many parts of the world food insecurity is a problem. Basic shelter for one’s family is hard to get.

In the long run, though, it pays to be smart about money. The discipline and self-control that it takes to be wise now with how your funds are employed will be beneficial later on. Similarly, if we live a godly life in Christ Jesus, we spend an eternity in heaven…


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