Discernment When Helping
Posted: Tuesday, March 17
Verse of the day:
There’s danger in putting up security for a stranger’s debt; it’s safer not to guarantee another person’s debt. (Proverbs 11:15)
Sometimes our good intentions get us into trouble. Solomon here is warning to use wisdom when making decisions in how to get involved with a stranger’s debts. There are times that we meet people who have tragic stories about how they have wound up in the bad circumstances that they are in. Our heart breaks for what they have gone through and we want to get involved and fix their situation. It’s wise to use caution though when using your own money to pay the debts of a stranger or to secure housing for someone you don’t know.