The Loan Trap…

“Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender” 
Proverbs 22:7

God is acutely interested in every area of our life. His care extends to the natural, spiritual & even relational realms. Our Bible offers immense wisdom & understanding on how we should act in every realm of life. It also offers powerful keys as to what we should, and should not do, to gain success.

Today’s verse provides us with wisdom about how we should act in the financial realm. We’re told that a borrower will always be a servant to the lender & that the lender will rule, or have control, over the borrower. Therefore, borrowing money has the potential to relieve money problems in our lives but will end with the lender having dominion & power rather than God.

Now, our verse doesn’t say that borrowing money is wrong or a sin. It simply says that we’re to be mindful that whenever we borrow, we come under the control of the lender whether we like it or not. This is a spiritual principle so it doesn’t matter how large or small the loan, a lender will always rule and cause the borrower to be a servant. We’re called to be servants of God. not servants of lenders! So, it’s time to get free. 

Today is a great day to start making good financial plans for a better future. Rather than constantly borrowing money why not set a plan to pay off debts and get free from the lenders control. Before long we’ll each be experiencing greater times of intimacy & relationship with our God as He becomes the source of everything we need in life.