Are you owing someone some money and you have the ability to refund? Are you withholding the wages or salaries of your employees while buying a house? What is that aid God has given you the ability to render which someone is asking for your assistance?

The Bible says, “Owe no one anything except to love one another.” (Romans 13:8). It doesn’t mean you can’t borrow when a need arises, what it means is that you must and should pay what you owe. You make it a matter of first priority to settle your debt whether you buy on credit or borrow.

If the agreed time to refund arrives and you do not yet have the means to pay back then go back to the one you owe to apologise, explain and let him or her know of your genuine intentions to pay as soon as possible, at the first opportunity.

If you’re owing someone delay buying that lovely shirt, dress, car etc. Don’t build your house or trade with someone else’s sweat. Telling the one you owe you don’t have money while you are treating yourself and family well at their expense is seen and called wickedness in God’s sight. The man you owe keeps asking for his money and you keep giving excuses while you go and buy a fridge or use the money to turn over a business? “
“The wicked borrows and does not repay, the righteous shows mercy and gives.” (Psalm 37:13).

If you owe someone don’t go and give money to the church or a Minister, God won’t accept it. Friend, God is hearing the cries or complaints of the one you owe and refused to pay and sees that money you gave as an abominable offering(James 5:4). Do not give or do any charitable work while you are indebted.

Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil” (Eccl.5:1).

“The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is His delight”.( Proverbs 15:8).

“The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable–how much more so when brought with ill intent!”(Proverbs 21:27).

“Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams”(1 Samuel 15:22).

Always settle your debt first. This is the teaching of the Bible.

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come back, and tomorrow l will give it,” when you have it with you.” (Prov. 3:27-28).

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