The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave. Prov. 22:17
Too Many Believers Are Strapped With Debt
You don’t have to tell anyone when you are in debt, but it may become obvious. If you want to fight it, you can turn to a professional to help get out of debt. If you think you can handle it, however, and you don’t owe too much money, you may be able to take care of it yourself. It will take a lot of planning and a lot of sacrifice on your part, but it might be the best way to go about it. If you are in debt over twenty thousand though, you may want to leave it to the professionals.
First Things First
It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. Ecc. 5:5
The first thing you have to do to help your family get out of debt is figure out how much it is that you owe and who you own it too. This may mean calling places to find out what your balance is and to find out what is past due and what is current. In order to get out of debt you have to know what your debt is and you have to have a clear picture of the actual amount you owe, not just an estimate.
Next, you have to take a good hard look at how you spend your money. In order to get out of debt you have to figure out how you go there in the first place. Many times we over estimate who much we will have left after we pay our bills, and then think we can spend that amount on our credit cards. There are always things we don’t factor into your budget that can get us into trouble. To get out of debt you have to stop guessing and stop the extra spending.
Stop The Bleeding
For the LORD your God will bless you as He has promised you, and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you. Deut. 15:6
Then to get out of debt you have to stop the spending and start paying off the debt. This can be hard, and it may be slow going. You may even get discouraged and think you will never get out of debt, but remember what you are working for. Even if you can only pay ten or twenty to each place a month, it is far better than doing nothing at all. You will feel a huge sense of relief once you get out from under all of your debt, so remember that as you struggle along. If after a while you feel that you are getting nowhere, perhaps that is the time when you should consult with a company that can help you get out of debt once and for all.
If, therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36