Like a Bird

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Daily Reading: Exodus 8:1-9:35, Matthew 19:13-30, Psalm 24:1-10, Proverbs 6:1-5

Daily Verse: “Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.” Prov. 6:4-5

Today’s passage refers to debt owed to another person. Solomon advises us to get released from the pledge as soon as possible, not resting until we do.

Personal friends of mine will attest to the fact I hate owing anyone money. When we enjoy a meal at a restaurant together, the check gets split down to the penny; no one expected to pay more than the other.

Owing people money gives them a hold on you until the debt gets paid or they choose to forgive it. The credit card balance I carried in my twenties caused me sleepless nights as I wondered how I would make the payment.

Working hard and paying off my debt gave me rest. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University honestly does give peace.

Strive to become debt free, whether from money or something else. Pay the debt and free yourself from the bondage if you owe someone something.

Lord, forgive us for our follies. Help us work to become debt free, whatever the debt. Let us experience the freedom that comes from not owing debts to others. IJNIP. Amen

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