Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:7-8 NIV
In this day it is hard not to have some debt if you own a car or house. The responsible Christian will pay what they owe, even taxes. Jesus said in Luke 20:25 that we should pay our taxes. The ideal situation would be not to have high credit card bills, etc. The goal is not to be in debt. Sometimes we live beyond our means which creates a lot of stress in trying to make payments. I think today is more important than ever to be debt-free. We should strive to pay off all our debts and try not to make more. We have been working on paying our credit cards off. We are down to two remaining ones. Hopefully, by the end of the year, they will be paid off. Our goal is to only make purchases with cash. If that means we wait a few months, then that is what we will do. There are times when emergencies arise like the air conditioner goes out or unexpected car repairs when you need to use the credit card. Then pay it off as soon as possible.
If you are struggling with debt, there are places you can go to get assistance to help pay off your debts. They help you create a budget. They will negotiate with your places of credit to set up a payment system to put you on the road to being debt-free. It takes discipline to keep from buying something that you really want but don’t need. I understand, it is difficult. But…
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27 NIV