July 30, 2014

credit card debt

In the financial world today, there are many options for consumers to consider when they are drowning in debt.  From counseling to consolidation to outright bankruptcy, the possibilities can be confusing and it is easy to become overwhelmed.  So why should anyone choose Christian Credit Counseling instead of a secular service?

The issue of debt is addressed numerous times in the scriptures, often referring to the debt of sin, but sometimes referring to debt in its most common, modern-day sense.  Consider the words of the apostle Luke, and how his words might apply to neglecting your worldly debts:

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.  If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Luke 16:10-11

So it makes sense that the Lord expects us to be honest in our financial dealings, and to do our best to be faithful to the commitments we have made.  The Lord also counsels us to be financially responsible during our time on earth, as illustrated in the book of Matthew:

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 6:19-21

In this example, our priorities are brought into focus.  Collecting things or improving our worldly standing is not where our hearts should be.  Living within our means, so that we can focus our worldly efforts on advancing the kingdom of God should be our goal.  In Malachi, we are promised great blessings if we are financially responsible and focused on God’s will:

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Malachi 3:10

Remember that when He was in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus suffered for all of the trials and pain that we would someday face on this earth, that He might overcome our sin.  He knows how hard it can be to resist debt, and to overcome it when it has taken control, and He wants you to be free from this pain.  Christian Credit Counseling understands too.  We can help you look at your debt from a Christian perspective, and help you overcome it in a Christ-like way.

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