I’ve been holding on to this link for awhile (look at the date on the article – I’ve been holding on to it for a long while). I knew I’d get around to posting something about it eventually, because it ignited a physical, “Eww. This is so wrong.” response in me.
But let’s talk about this. Do we really have a responsibility to pay off our debts?
Your first reaction may be, “Uh. Duh. Of course we do.” Or your first reaction may be something like, “Well, I don’t know. It depends. Maybe not if you’ve been tricked into a situation.” I know that personal experiences will likely influence your opinions here.
But I have to say this for myself: yes, I think we do have a responsibility to pay off our debts. And here’s my three-fold reasoning.
Reason #1: God has told us that debt is a no-go.
My life is biblically-based (well, I try my best anyways – and God’s grace picks me up when I inevitably fall), so my first reason for saying yes is because I know what the Bible says about money and paying off debt. It ain’t pretty.