Forgive Us Our Debts…

Get out of debtAnd forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
           –  Matthew 6:12-13a

Debt – we’ve all got it – and we are easily tempted to incur more.  We live in a buy-now-pay-later society.  The scriptures address debt many times, advising both the debtor and the debt holder.  Perhaps the keys to debt relief are in the Lord’s Prayer.  Just say “no” to the temptation to over-spend, forgive yourself if you’re overwhelmed with your obligations and if someone is indebted to you – get over it.  Don’t loan more than you are willing to lose nor give less than you would ask for yourself.  We can never forgive or out-give our God.

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