Don’t Leave a Trail of Financial Destruction


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Psalms 37:21 (KJV): “The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.”

COMMENTARY: In this passage, God clearly reveals His will with regard to paying one’s debts. He considers those who borrow and don’t repay to be wicked.

APPLICATION: We live in a day and age when credit ratings among Christians (and Christian-owned businesses) are often no better than unbelievers. In theory, lenders should never have to conduct credit checks on Christians. Our word should be our bond, and our creditworthiness should be impeccable. Of all people in the world, we who claim to be ambassadors for the perfect, holy, righteous Creator should shine and radiate high character and financial integrity!

Sadly, many Christians are “Dr. Jekylls and Mr. Hydes” when it comes to paying their bills. They come into our lives arrayed in Christian dress, waving the banner of Christ, giving the appearance of spiritual maturity. But as they come and go in people’s lives, they leave a wicked trail of financial destruction in their wakes.

If you want to be a great man or woman of God, paying your bills is the equivalent of “Christianity 101.” If God can’t trust you with money management, how can He trust you with true spiritual riches? It’s like trying to drive down an interstate highway with three flat tires. Your journey will be rough, and you won’t make your intended destination. 

 Joyfully yours,


For Further Exploration

For further exploration about Proverbs 3:27-28 (KJV),read Proverbs and Work from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.