First: Money, Work and Debt

TakingTheWordToHeart

Money, Work, and Debt

“The Bible tells us that debt creates bondage. Proverbs 22:7 says, ‘The wealthy rule over the poor; a borrow is a slave to a lender.’ The problem with any debt in our lives, including the mortgage, is that it means when I go to work tomorrow I am paying for the past instead of investing in the future. The borrower is a slave to the lender.” From shiny gods: finding freedom from things that distract us by Mike Slaughter.
What messages about debt did you receive from your family growing up?
Are you currently in debt? If so, reflect on why this is.
How are money, debt, and work spiritual matters?
DO: If you are in debt, make a list of all your debts, and make a plan to become debt free. If you aren’t in debt, how could support others to become debt free?
Readings for the Week:
Prayerfully read the assigned Scripture, and reflect on what God is saying to you…
Monday Deuteronomy 28:2-12
Tuesday Proverbs 22:26-27
Wednesday Deuteronomy 15:1-6
Thursday Deuteronomy 15:7-11
Friday Romans 13:7-8
Saturday Proverbs 11:15; 22:26-27

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