“The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing. But in our culture we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture.” ~Doug Phillips

Raising children is hard, but so is getting out of debt. Fortunately, for me, I learned early on about the curse that debt brings. Debt kept me from being able to give the way that I truly wanted. It robbed me of the luxury of spending time with my family the way that I wanted. Whenever we have debts we are not able to live the lives that God has planned for us.

It is the lust of our flesh that leads us into debt. We must learn to bring ourselves under the submission of the Lord. The way that we do this is by using the bible as a filter for every decision. Let’s see what the bible tells us concerning borrowing?

” The rich shall rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender” Proverbs 22:7.

It is not God’s plan that we be servant to anyone but Him.

“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money” Matthew 6:24.

If the lender’s money is our master we are then under his control and how then can we fully serve God with our money?

God declared to the people of Israel in Deuteronomy 15:6 that they would ” lend to many nations but will borrow from none.” Could it be that God had a more excellent way for his people?

Debt can lead a person to resent their children or to look at them as a burden. Especially if one has taught their children how to have an insatiable lust for things. We must learn to be satisfied, so that we can show our children how to be satisfied, and then we can begin the process of desiring the true gifts of God which are the children that He has blessed us with.

“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his his reward” Psalm 127:3.

The bible tells us that children are a heritage of the Lord. And oh, what a great inheritance they are. We must not “be conformed to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds, that we may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” Romans 12:2.

Reject the temptation to obtain everything that your heart and pocketbook desires. Learn to be content with what you have. Desire the greater gifts which are the eternal through Christ Jesus.

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