Day 17 - Be Aware Of The Cautions About Growing Indebtedness
"Give to everyone what you owe them...Pay all your debts, except the debt of love for others. You can never finish paying that!" (Romans 13:7-8)
As a young adult, a number of my peers pursued the great Australian dream of buying their own home. While some managed this debt well and within their means, others were crippled by debt, unable to really participate in life. When debt consumes our lives, it inhibits our ability to live generously and to put God first in the stewardship of our finances. A conscious choice to live simply liberates us to love the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul and our resources.