Saturday, April 4, 2015

Debt & Money In The Bible

Today I am combining my participation in the AtoZ blogging challenge with participation in one of my favorite weekly linkups - 7 Quick Takes Friday. I decided pretty easily that letter "D" would be debt.  After all I have been reading Dave Ramsey, and I aspire to be debt free.  Then I realized that right now, I have been far from gazelle intense toward that goal.  I don't have one of those inspiring "getting out of debt" stories that I like to read on other peoples blogs.   But my letter D is still debt....

In one of his talks Dave discusses debt from a Biblical perspective, reminding us that debt is not a salvation issue, it is not something to send us to Hell, but still the Bible has nothing good to say about debt!  So for my inspiration and yours, here we have 7 quick takes on things the Bible does say about debt!
(1) Proverbs 22:7
"The borower is slave to the lender."
(2) Proverbs 6
"If you have put up security for a neighbor... free yourself like a gazelle from the hands of the hunter."
(3) Psalm 37:21
"The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives."
(4) Romans 13:8
"Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who has loved his neighbor has fulfilled the law."
(5) Deuteronomy 15:6 & 28:12
"You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow."

(6) Ecclesiastes 5:5
"It is better that you should not vow, than that you should vow and not pay."
(7) Proverbs 22:26-27
"Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you."

This post is linked up at:
Blogging from AtoZ Challenge, This Ain't The Lyceum, 5 Minutes For Faith, Missional Women, Create With Joy's Friendship Friday The Modest Mom Blog, Grace and Truth Weekly Christian Link Up, Soul Survival Christian Living Link Up


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you are enjoying A to Z.


    1. I have been enjoying, hope you are as well. Thanks for the visit!

  2. This is great! Wonderful scripture is helpful. We've been trying to get out of debt for some time now. a couple years back we starting using the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University method. Following his plan, as of this last month of March we finally paid off our 2nd mortgage and it feels amazing. Thank you for all the scriptures.

    1. Wow Celi, that's such an accomplishment - congratulations! And I tried to take FPU but unfortunately the church which was scheduled to host ended up cancelling, so I did go through the materials on my own but I am still hoping to find a class to attend as well (a little difficult now since I decided gazelle intense means two jobs). Glad the scriptures could inspire.

  3. Love this collection of verses! Definitely beautiful to take to prayer for daily living! Thank you for fathering them and sharing!

    1. Thanks Amanda, I am glad that you enjoyed. If you're interested in seeing more of what the Scriptures say about money, the website Christian Personal Finance has an awesome list of 250 Bible Verses About Money that you should definitely check out -