Another way in which covetousness expresses itself is in debt. When you have a flair for owing, then you are a victim of covetousness. The god of gold has held you captive. Whatever your eyes see and you long for, but you don’t have the money for, you will want to borrow to get it. For instance, what is a man borrowing to ride a car for?
The spirit of debt is a terrible one. The moment you start taking steps that are larger than your own strides, you are cutting down your life without knowing. Don’t you know that there is always something you can buy with the money you have in your hand? Whatever I don’t have now is not a need, but a want, and God is committed to meeting my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, because I walk in the covenant (Phil. 4:19). There is a size for your present status. All you need do is to locate it and be satisfied with it.
Discontentment brings down your speed and makes you defenceless. No matter your level now, God has made provisions for your size of food, house, clothes, etc, so be contented and live a happy life.
Remember Jesus’ parable in Matthew 18:23-27? That man couldn’t pay his debt, his creditor commanded that he, his wife, his sons and all that he had be sold, to pay the debt. You see, no debtor can claim to be comfortable, particularly when he is in the presence of the one he owes.
The covetous on seeing an item or merchandise says, “Why not get it? Go and get it now!” But God says in Deuteronomy 28:12: “…And thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.”
And Paul the apostle re-iterated this in Romans 13:8: “Owe no man anything…”
Borrowing makes you a slave to your creditor (Prov. 22:7), and you know Jesus said you can’t serve two masters (Matt. 6:24). So, if you are a debtor, the one who lent you the money is your lord.
Read Exodus 20:3, 5 and Deuteronomy 15:6 from your Bible.
A contented man can never be trapped in debt. You shouldn’t cut your cloth according to your size, but according to your cloth. A man on a salary of 30, 000 per annum shouldn’t be seen living in a house of 36, 000 per annum. He would be sleeping inside debt. Those who lend you money are simply lending you money, to destroy your destiny.
If you take your stand against debt today, you will live. I decided against debt on July 14, 2003, and since then, I’ve lived debt-free. I got my freedom from Deuteronomy 15:6. A borrower never sees the throne, so sit up! Don’t live above your size!
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