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“‘And you shall not covet your neighbor's wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.’
(Deuteronomy 5:21) ESV 

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.
(Proverbs 13:22) ESV 

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
(Proverbs 22:7) ESV 

Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God.
(Ecclesiastes 5:18,19) ESV 

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. ...
(Matthew 25:14-30) ESV 

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
(Luke 14:28) ESV 

If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?
(Luke 16:11) ESV 

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
(Romans 13:8) ESV 

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

Why don't we call on the credit card companies to be accountable? They need to be held accountable for their predatory lending practices.
--Paul Wellstone – American Politician 1944-2002

You stick a credit card in a machine, and you pay $3 or whatever it is to get cash - your own money.
--Bill Janklow – American Politician born 1939

You want 21 percent risk free? Pay off your credit cards.
--Andrew Tobias – American Journalist Born 1947

Banks introduced the instalment plan. The disappearance of cash and the coming of the credit card changed the shape of life in the United States. 
--Jerzy Kosinski – Polish Novelist 1933-1991

Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift... The hangover comes the day after. 
--Joyce Brothers – American Psychologist Born 1927

Credit card companies pay college students generously to stand outside dining halls, dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow students to apply for credit cards. 
--Louise Slaughter – American Politician Born 1929

Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay. 
--Charles Dickens – English Novelist 1812-1870

I haven't reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife.
--Ilie Nastase – Romanian Athlete Born 19466

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Credit Cards and the Bible

The debt and credit system is one that was an active component of the Israelite community.  There are, however, crucial differences between our debt system and theirs.

In ancient Israel debt was a function of survival and a ministry to the poor.  Those without any other survival options were forced to borrow.  As a result, the lending systems was established as liberally as possible.  You would not charge interest (Ex. 22:25), you would not remove items necessary for one’s livelihood (Deut. 24:10-14), and you would forgive all debts every seven years (Deut. 15:1).

In our society debt is a function of convenience and a hindrance to the impatient. Those who want to accumulate more items often use debt as a tool to accumulate more things.  This could be anything from credit card debt, to car loans, and even house loans.

The biggest biblical concern with debt is one of servitude and obligation to debt creditors.

Debts are little more than commitments and promises.  Debts (monetary and otherwise) tie us down and dictate our future.  Each debt we assume offers us less personal choice for our future actions.  Eventually our false hope for the future will be sold away because of our discontentment with the present.  When we are no longer free to follow God’s direction for our lives we know debt has reached a dangerous point.

Nevertheless, it would be inaccurate to categorize debt as a sin.  Debt is a system for which God offers directions and structure. Still, it is difficult to find passages that mention debt as a positive action.

Yet, even a cursory reading of Proverbs makes it clear that debt is not a function of the wise.  Instead, assuming debt is often more closely associated with folly.

He who puts up security for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe.  Proverbs 11:15

Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.  Proverbs 12:9

One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. Proverbs 13:7

Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? Proverbs 17:16

A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. Proverbs 17:18

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.  Proverbs 22:7

Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. Proverbs 22:26-27

Bible Debt Guidelines and Principles For Christians To Consider

1) Debt is not normal (Deut. 28:1,12).  God prefers us not to be in debt servitude to others.

2) Do not accumulate long term debt.  Debt is a temporary event, not a way of life.

3) Avoid surety –When you borrow without a means of repayment you venture into dangerous ethical, spiritual, and moral waters.

4) The borrower has an absolute commitment to repay (Ecclesiastes 5:5).5


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Definition of Credit Card

A plastic card having a magnetic strip, issued by a bank or business authorizing the holder to buy goods or services on credit. Also called charge card.4     




References and notes
The above Bible Promises are from the following books:
1.  The Bible Promise Book Barbour Publishing, Inc
2.  Promise of the Psalms Compiled by Ellen W. Caughey Barbour Publishing, Inc
3.  My Little Book of Promise - Christian Art Gifts
4.  The Free Dictionary -
What Does the Bible Say About Debt and Credit? -
6.  Brainy Quote -


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