“The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives.”
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 would not 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 of paying 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 nourishment 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!
Hello God! Today we come to you to say thank you. Thank you for everything that you have 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, and 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.
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