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Are You Enslaved?
DECEMBER 23, 2021
KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Proverbs 23:6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
It is easier than ever to get credit now days. I will often receive mailings from Credit Card Companies wanting me to use their cards. Why are they so interested in me using these little pieces of plastic? It is because they know the average person will run up more bills on these accounts than they can pay for in a month’s time. This is especially true during these Gift Giving Seasons. Then when the accounts are not paid by month’s end, they get to charge you interest. Many people today are paying monthly payments to these companies that just barely pay’s the interest. Some people are still paying off last year’s Christmas while charging ahead into this year’s debt. Once a person is caught in this high interest nightmare, for some it seems almost impossible to get out.
They never told you this when they called or sent the invitation to join their card did they? Did they say, “Hello, we would like you to run up an account with us you can never pay back so we can charge you interest on that amount until you die?” Well of course not. They tell you all about the benefits and the low interest for the first three months. Usually when I tell them I pay off my cards every month and have a “zero” balance on all of them, they are not interested in talking with me anymore. Why, it is simple math. It is because I will not make them any money.
Our verse today refers to this very thing. Do not get sucked into the fancy speeches and nice voice. Do not desire their dainty goods. This may very well lead you into a path of financial nightmares.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
I know there are some Christian Economists who say that we as Christians are not to be in debt at all. This seems from time to time impossible. However, being a good steward of what God entrusts us with means keeping our debt manageable and to a minimum. Give people your love this Christmas. Really, this is all they want anyway. If they want more than your real love for them, should you be buying them gifts anyway? Let’s not owe our life to the world. Why should we? We gave our life to God.
GOD TALKING TO ME: DECEMBER 23, 2021
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING
(O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Nehemiah 3, 4 / Psalm 142 / Proverbs 23 / Revelations 10, 11
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Nahum / Revelation 12-13
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