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Slave To Financial Debt // Thursday, August 28

Posted: Thursday, August 28

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Job 28:1-30:31
2 Corinthians 2:12-17
Psalm 42:1-11
Proverbs 22:7


Verse of the day:

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7)


I don’t want to be a slave to anybody or anything. Thanks to my older sister, I got a little taste of what it meant to be a “slave.” Of course, my younger brother would never say that about me.

We can be enslaved to all sorts of things, but in this verse Solomon states that if you are in financial debt, you are a slave. Credit cards, auto loans, pay day loans, student loans, and the like enslave both young and old, rich and poor. Debt borrows from your future potential and locks you into your present circumstances. Slaves to debt are robbed of opportunities to be generous to others, flexible with work, and even obedient to Christ.  Anybody can be enslaved to debt but everybody can be free from debt.


If you find yourself in debt and you want to break free, let me give you two simple steps:

1.       Accumulate a small emergency fund, just in case…ever heard of “Murphy’s Law?” Don’t let the unexpected derail your plans.

2.       Attack your debt. Pay it off as fast as you can. Sell stuff. Get an extra job for a short time. Fight for your freedom!


If you find yourself enslaved to debt, begin the journey to break free – make a decision today. If you are free from debt, thank God, and then go bless someone; have fun with it!


Pastor Mark McKinstry // Christian Education & Missions Pastor