Christian morals



37. Can a Christian run into debt?



No, he should not run into debt, for it is written: “Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law” (Romans 13:8 – NKJV), and again: “Do not be one of those who shakes hands in a pledge, one of those who is surety for debts. If you have nothing with which to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?” (Proverbs 22:26-27 – NKJV).

He who runs into debt does not live a tranquil life, rather he is always anxious and worried in his heart, and he is servant to him from whom he borrowed the money, as it is written: “The borrower is servant to the lender” (Proverbs 22:7 – NKJV).