“You have sown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes.” Haggai 1:6 NIV

Read: Haggai 1:4-7

I am reminded of the expression: ‘The bank must have money in my account since I still have checks in my checkbook.’ If this could only be true. It seems we are much more likely to run out of money in our accounts than to run out of checks.

Do you routinely write checks to others when you are well aware you have no money in the bank to cover the checks? Our governments do it everyday. They just print more money. Thankfully, we do not have that ability!

We need to live financially responsible. That is easier said than done when we are tempted in so many ways to have ‘the good life’. If you have ever fallen victim to the good life with a mountain of debt, you have discovered the good life is not so good after all. In biblical times, individuals and entire families were sold into slavery to pay for their debts. Today, many feel like they are slaves of the debts they have created.

What do you do to get out of debt? Three things. Buy…only the minimum absolute necessities to live meagerly. Work…take on a second job with dedication to use all the income from a second job to pay off your debts. Sell…all the extras that you don’t have to have need to be sold with every dollar being used to rid yourself of debt.

Ridding yourself of debt is not easy. With GOD’S help you can go from ‘no money in the bank’ to ‘money in the bank’.

Burdened debt is a sin. JESUS gave HIS life so that your sins can be forgiven. Take care of your financial debts and thank JESUS for forgiving your sinful debts.

Today’s Prayer: “JESUS, Thank you for forgiving my sin debts. Help me, today, to rid myself of all the unnecessary financial debts I have created. Amen.”