The debtor is a slave.
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant (slave) to the lender. The poor are always ruled over by the rich, so don’t borrow and put yourself under their power. Proverbs 22:6When you borrow you are putting yourself in a position to be under the control of the rich. The rich in this world want you to be in bondage to them. If you become distracted away from God by indebtedness, your ambassadorship to this world can become ineffective and useless. Your fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, goodness and self-control can begin to become rage, anger, bitterness, blame, fear, worry and unforgiveness.
If you have ever struggled with having too much debt and not enough money to pay the debt, then you have lived this truth: that a borrower is a slave (servant) to the lender. You have to agree to the lender’s terms and conditions. If you cannot make payment, you no longer are in control. You are a slave. You have put yourself into the position of being under the control and power of someone else.
Jesus tells this parable about debt forgiveness: “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents (10 Billion Dollars) was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
The servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.”
Think of your sin as debt you cannot pay. Imagine if you owed $10 Billion. There is no way you could earn enough money to pay such a large debt.
Jesus is telling you the Kingdom of God is like a King that has forgiven your debt. The King took pity on you and canceled your debt. When God gave HIS only Son Jesus as a sacrifice for your sin, your debt was canceled. Your sin is forgiven as far as the east is from the west. Your sin has been expunged. Your sin is gone. You have power over sin. You desire the King more than sin. Your hunger and thirst is for the knowledge of the King (His Word). You have been adopted into the King’s household and crowned with righteousness by Christ Jesus’ atoning blood and sacrifice for you. Christ has given you a new heart and desire in that heart. Your heart is for lending and giving. You are a slave to no one. You are servant of the most high God. You are not a servant to man. Christ Jesus has set you free.
Walk in the freedom of being debt-free to sin today.
Copyright © 2014 Glenn Repple ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
G.A. Repple Company Rex Robert H. DBSI Doing Business Social IntegrityG.A. Repple & Company Securities Claim God’s Law