debt

The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;

Matthew 20:26-28

Today we want to talk a little bit about paying back what you owe.

You might be thinking, “oh boy another person telling me that i shouldn’t get into debt.” or “how does this relate to God?”

The truth is that we go into debt with God every day.

When we wake up every morning we are already in “debt” to God.  We owe everything we have to him.

If he was not working in our lives then we wouldn’t have anything.  He is the one who provides for us every single day.

We also probably have “real world” debt too. You know mortgage, car loan, credit card payments, etc…

I really like this verse, because it doesn’t say, “Never go into debt!” it says that you need to pay back what you borrow.  

It also tells us to be extremely generous and to give!

There was this older person who went to the bank and took out a sizable loan, let’s say to buy a GIANT boat.  

When he went and took out the loan he didn’t really need the boat, he just wanted it.  

You might think that’s the problem. But the real problem is that when he asked for the loan he knew that there was no way he would ever be able to pay off the loan before he died.  

He wasn’t acting righteously as he asked for the money.  He was acting out of greed and selfish ambition.

According to the verse above he was a wicked person.  

The same thing happens with God.

Have you ever asked for something with no intention to “Pay” God back for it?  An example would be that you ask for a child, and intend to raise the child without God in their lives.  

Or maybe, you asked for a new, higher paying job and did not have any intention of giving more back out of your new abundance? 

Or have you ever eaten a meal (good or bad) and not thanked God for providing you with the nurshment you truly needed?

You see God gives us so much and he doesn’t expect anything in return.  Let’s shock him and the world by sharing our love not only with him, but with the whole world.  Let’s start by simply saying thank you to God for everything he blesses us with.  Also we can give praise to those who give us a helping hand.

Today we want to encourage you to go to everyone that you have debt with and thank them for lending you a helping hand when you needed it.  And now let’s start with God!

Prayer

Hello God!  Today we come to you to say thank you.  Thank you for everything that you have even given us.  You have blessed us with so much more than we could ever imagine.  You have given unto us more than we ever deserved.  You have forgiven so many of our debts, sins, wrong-doings, whatever you want to call them.  God we are sorry if we have caused you or anyone in your wonderful creation of this world any pain.  Lord help us to give more every day  help us to give more time, money, knowledge, wisdom, forgiveness.  Help us to follow the great example that you have set for us.  Lord, we are thankful for your son and the “debt” that he repaid for us before we were ever even born.  God you are amazing and so are your people.  Lord today we would like to ask that you help us to forgive others of the debts that they have against us.  Much in the same way you forgive our debts against you.

Amen

Will you pray with us?

Mankind throughout the world throughout our current situation

All Law enforcement and emergency response personnel

For all military personal serving our country and their families

Those in Leadership positions throughout the world