Jim Goodrick (30 March 2011)
"Credit cards to the max"

John and Doves,

Thank you Jan Mikael for sharing Habakkuk 2: 5 --7
 with us.
http://bible.cc/habakkuk/2-7.htm

The KJV verses are not as explanatory as the NIV in this regard. Here are some other versions of that verse.
http://bible.cc/habakkuk/2-7.htm


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 )
 
 Will not your debtors ( banks etc. ) suddenly arise, and those awake who will make you tremble?
Then you will be booty for them. "
Habakkuk 2:5

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. "

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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 ". Romans 13:8

Being out of debt --and staying out of debt -- are essential in these Last Days. And one can sleep better at night .

In Him,
Jim Goodrick