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Debt: Don't be Deceived

debt galatians 6:7 reap sow Jun 18, 2018

Can you imagine someone openly mocking God to His face?  Here's what that means, by definition:

"To tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner."

That would be quite the sight, wouldn't it?

Some fool standing before God and teasing Him or laughing at Him with contempt.

As crazy as that sounds, I know I'm guilty.

I can almost guarantee you are too.

The Deception of Debt

Here's how I know that's true.  In the apostle Paul's letter to the Church in Galatia, this is what he said (Gal. 6:7):

"Do not be deceived:  God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows."

You see, anytime that we sow one thing and expect it to result in something other - we are essentially laughing at God's order of things and calling Him a liar.  We're mocking Him by contemptuously assuming that we can change the way things work.

Debt is one of these ways.

I see this so clearly in my own life.  I know how debt works.  I know that I should have money to pay for something and what happens if I charge it and don't have the means to pay.

And yet...

I charge away.

I spend what I don't have.

I don't save for the rainy days that are to come.

So what do I expect will happen??

The same thing that so many of you do as well:  I expect that "somehow" it will all work out in the end and God will miraculously rescue me from the evil marketers who forced my hand.   

God calls this being "deceived".

When you plant debt what should we expect?

  • Stress
  • Financial Pressure
  • Lack of Margin
  • Lack of Options
  • Lack of Impact

That's the fruit/harvest of debt.

So don't fool yourself and be deceived.  God cannot be laughed at by our attempts to plant one thing and harvest another.  It doesn't work that way.

We reap what we sow.

We plant debt, we reap its fruit.

But if we plant wisdom, contentment, gratitude, and the mind of Christ, we will reap blessings, peace, enjoyment, and position ourselves to live the fullest life possible that God had in mind.

More Impact, More Options, and More Margin! 

 

 

 

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