John and Doves,
Thank you Jan Mikael for sharing Habakkuk 2: 5 --7 with us.
The KJV verses are not as
explanatory as the NIV in this regard. Here are some other versions of
From Jan's message yesterday ( 29th ) : (
my insertions in red )
"Woe to him who heaps up what is not his own--for
how long? --and loads himself with pledges!" ( credit )
not your debtors ( banks etc. ) suddenly arise, and
those awake who will make you tremble?
Then you will be booty for them. " Habakkuk
This is what Our Lord says about living to the max ( excess ) in these
Last Days ....
Luke 21: 34
"And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your
hearts be overcharged with surfeiting ( excess ) , and drunkenness ( saturated )
and cares of this life , and so
that day come upon you unawares. "
* * * * *
If one has used one's credit cards indiscriminately ( paying large
interest rates, never paying off the balance in a short time ), then
one is vulnerable to the System.
This of course is not referring to one's mortgage ( hopefully it is low
), but to monthly expenditures which are beyond one's wages, and
consume most of one's earnings.
In 1977, when we got Born Again , we cut up our credit cards and do not
use them at all.
As the Bible says, "Owe no man anything except the debt of charity ".
Being out of debt --and staying out of debt -- are essential in these
Last Days. And one can sleep better at night .