Putting The Brakes On Borrowing

Too often, people are quick to borrow instead of trusting the Lord to meet their needs. After all, doesn’t Scripture tell us that our God is a providing God, and that He will take care of us by meeting our needs? What if we turn to credit and take on new debt, when all along God wanted to show Himself strong on our behalf? Before you run to the bank for a loan, before you pull out the charge card, before you rush to meet your own needs, give time for the provision of God to work.

“Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account. I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:17-19 NIV

We have been taught from childhood to make decisions and move quickly and decisively, so we feel compelled to hurry to fix our own problems. Yet, in spite of this need for speed, we should be patient in waiting on God. We should be cautious about always making our own way independently instead of seeking the wisdom of God.

“Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will freely pardon. ‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,’ declares the LORD. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’”
Isaiah 55:7-9 NIV

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