Being In Debt
Most Relevant Verses
Do not owe anyone anything except to love one another. For the one who loves another has fulfilled the Law.
The wealthy rule over the poor, and anyone who borrows is a slave to the lender.
"No one can serve two masters, because either he will hate one and love the other, or be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and riches!"
Plans of the persistent surely lead to productivity, but all who are hasty will surely become poor.
Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but whoever works diligently increases his prosperity.
For the LORD your God will bless you just as he promised. You are to lend to many nations but not borrow. Also, you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you."
"The LORD will open his rich treasury, the heavens, to release rain upon your land in season and bless everything you undertake so that you'll lend to many nations but won't borrow.
Don't be one of those who make promises to guarantee loans for debts. If you don't have the ability to pay, why should your very bed be taken from under you?
"You must cancel your debts at the end of every seventh year. This is the way to conduct remission: every creditor must cancel the loan that his friend borrowed, and he must not pressure his friend or brother to repay it, because remission to the LORD will be proclaimed.
Go to the ant, you lazy man! Observe its ways and become wise. It has no commander, officer, or ruler, but prepares its provisions in the summer and gathers its food in the harvest.
After the Sabbath ends, each of you should set aside and save something from your surplus in proportion to what you have, so that no collections will have to be made when I arrive.
Whoever loves money will never have enough money. Whoever loves luxury will not be content with abundance. This also is pointless.
Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for God has said, "I will never leave you or abandon you."
Pay everyone whatever you owe them taxes to whom taxes are due, tolls to whom tolls are due, fear to whom fear is due, honor to whom honor is due.
"So don't ever worry by saying, "What are we going to eat?' or "What are we going to drink?' or "What are we going to wear?' because it is the unbelievers who are eager for all those things. Surely your heavenly Father knows that you need all of them! But first be concerned about God's kingdom and his righteousness, and all of these things will be provided for you as well.
I am not saying this because I am in any need, for I have learned to be content in whatever situation I am in. I know how to be humble, and I know how to prosper. In each and every situation I have learned the secret of being full and of going hungry, of having too much and of having too little. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
"Indeed, if you diligently obey the LORD your God to carry out all his commands that I'm giving you today, then the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.
"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. He will first sit down and estimate the cost to see whether he has enough money to finish it, won't he?
A good person leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the wealth of the wicked is reserved for the righteous.
Give to the person who asks you for something, and do not turn away from the person who wants to borrow something from you."
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in union with the Messiah Jesus our Lord.