Slaves to this world

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“My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth. So do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighborʼs hands: Go—to the point of exhaustion— and give your neighbor no rest! Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids. Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭6:1-5‬

Previously, I referred to this text in the manner of giving and having a gracious heart. This week we will look at how this enslaves us.

God doesn’t desire for us to enslave ourselves.

We sin when we take things over the limit we can pay. We are being dishonest with whoever we are borrowing from.

Credit cards are a big example. 7 in 10 Americans have at least one credit card according to Credit Card News Ownership Statistics.

“The total U.S. outstanding revolving debt, which is chiefly made up of credit card balances, was $953.3 billion as of May 2016. The average debt is $5,540 per U.S. adult with a credit card and $9,600 per household with credit card debt. The amount of average credit card debt has been steadily increasing over the long term. As of 2013, a person born between 1980 and 1984 had on average $5,689 more in credit card debt than his or her parents (those born between 1950 and 1954) at the same stage of life and $8,156 more in credit card debt than his or her grandparents.” Credit Card News

So many of us become trapped with the slick advertising, the desire to have more and more.

Resist the devil’s snare.

The word tells us not to make agreements with strangers (Prov 6:1) and if we do, we are to humble ourselves and work tirelessly to get out of it (Prov 6:3-5). We are not friends with the credit card companies or entities trying to convince us to borrow and borrow.

The same applies for store cards… It is all borrowing.

Food for thought: Are you borrowing? Are you in credit card debt? God is the provider of all our needs. Let us heed the wisdom of Solomon so we can live a more peaceful and joyful life.

Prayer: Abba Father, thank you for your wisdom, truth and insight. Your word is such a beacon of light in a world that is getting darker. Father we need your strength in resisting the devil’s snare. In Jesus name. Amen

Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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