Friday, 21 July 2017

Top 15 Bible Verses About Debt And Being In Debt

Chukwu Emmanuel     July 21, 2017     1 comment


There are many misconceptions about biblical perspective on the subject of debt. As a result, people are more confused today than ever before about God's opinion on being in debt and getting out of it.

Is debt really a sin? Even though God does not encourage debt, He certainly doesn't consider it a sin. However, God warns about the dangers of being in debt in so many scriptures. It is in our own interest to stay out of debt as Christians.

Also Read: 10 Simple Healing Prayers With Biblical Quotes That Really Work Miracles

While debt is not God's will for His children, there are quite a number of scriptures that can help you get out of debts - no matter how deep you may be. I have taken the liberty to compile what I feel is the top 15 Bible verses about debt and being in debt. These biblical verses will answer the questions below and much more:

• What does the Bible say about being in debts?

• What does the Bible say about getting out of debts?

• What does the Bible say about debt cancellation

• Is debt a sin?

Top 15 Bible Verses About Debt And Being In Debt

1. "Owe nothing to anyone--except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God's law." ~ Romans 13:8 (NLT)

2. "Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender." ~ Proverbs 22:7 (NLT)

3. "The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives." ~ Psalm 37:21 (NAS)

4. "Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts." ~ Proverbs 22:26 (NAS)

5. "A man who makes a vow to the LORD or makes a pledge under oath must never break it. He must do exactly what he said he would do." ~ Numbers 30:2 (NLT)

6. "It is wrong to take a set of millstones, or even just the upper millstone, as security for a loan, for the owner uses it to make a living." ~ Deuteronomy 24:6 (NLT)

7. "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?" ~ Luke 14:28 (NIV)

8. "For the LORD your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you." ~ Deuteronomy 15:6 (NIV)

9. "A man lacking in sense pledges And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor." ~ Proverbs 17:18 (NAS)

10. "The LORD will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them." ~ Deuteronomy 28:12 (NLT)

11. "He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure." ~ Proverbs 11:15 (NAS)

12. "Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you." ~ Matthew 5:42 (NIV)

13. “If a man borrows anything of his neighbor, and it is injured or dies, the owner not being with it, he shall make full restitution." ~ Exodus 22:14 (ESV)

14. "Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority." ~ Romans 13:7 (NLT)

15. "Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars.
He couldn't pay, so his master ordered that he be sold--along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned--to pay the debt. But the man fell down before his master and begged him, 'Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.' Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt. But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment. His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. 'Be patient with me, and I will pay it,' he pleaded. But his creditor wouldn't wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full. When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened. Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, 'You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. Shouldn't you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?'
Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt." Matthew 18:23-34 (NLT)

Please, feel free to share your opinion on this post. You may use the comment box to argue for or against my thought that God does not consider being in debt a sin.

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