Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is servant to the lender.
(Proverbs 22:7 (NIV))
Do you owe anyone anything?
Are they pressing you for payment?
I know that in today’s society, it is impossible to do anything without owing someone. You need to have a job to earn money to live off of. In order to get to work, you have to have a car. Most people have to borrow money to buy a car. You need someplace to live. you either rent because you are borrowing a place to live, or you pay monthly payments because you borrowed money to buy a home. I could go on and on.
Is this biblical? Are we borrowing against our future and paying it back over time so that we become indebted to those whom we borrowed from?
If we plan our personal budgets, we can make it work, but what happens if we over borrow? Can we go on borrowing and never expect to pay it back?
Think about this from a different perspective.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
(Romans 3:23 (NIV))
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 6:23 (NIV))
If we have all sinned and the wages of sin is death, then all of us, until we accept Jesus, are living on borrowed time!
Think about that. Humanity, in its sinful nature, owes a debt that we could only pay with our lives.
Jesus paid that debt for all who would simply ask for forgiveness of their sins. Jesus is now that one that we are indebted to. We should be proclaiming this wonderful gift of grace every moment of every day. We are no longer bound by our indebtedness to sin and death. Our debt has been paid. Jesus has set us free.
Are you still a servant to sin?
Are you living on borrowed time?