Welcome to Day 22 of the Proverbs Challenge! I pray, as usual, that as you read today’s chapter that you receive a more in-depth understanding of God’s wisdom to apply to your life
As for me, and never one to shy away from a controversial topic, the verse that I felt spoke to my heart, was from verse seven:
“Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.”Proverbs 22:7
My Thoughts: Sometimes, some verses feel like they kick you in the teeth because these are the types of verses where people struggle to think about God allowing His children to ”suffer.”
Yet, this verse doesn’t say not to borrow money, if required. It’s talking about us carefully considering what it means to take on a loan, regarding our ability to pay it back
In other words, a loan that we can handle is enabling, for us to fulfil a goal or a need. But, a loan that we struggle to pay back is merely enslaving with trying to make the repayments
My Reflection: As a borrower, we need to understand that until the loan is repaid, we ARE a servant to the individual or institution that made it
This doesn’t mean that God made us go into debt, or wants us to be enslaved. But, when we read through the book of Proverbs, I am reminded how much God tells us to help the poor, and how the rich need to be wise with what they have been blessed with
All in all – are we seeking God’s wisdom in our finances, and do we trust Jehovah Jireh to provide when there is a lack?
What verse/s spoke to you?
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