Romans 13:7-8 NIV
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.
“A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian
is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.” — Martin Luther
How Do I Conquer Debt?
- Get a vision for my finances.
Your name and your renown are the desire of our soul.
My finances are for God’s glory and for the good of the world.
- See debt as a plan of the enemy.
Proverbs 22:7 NIV
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
Debt forces us to serve the LENDER instead of serving the LORD.
Mark 4:19 NIV
“…but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the
desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it
- Develop a plan of attack.
• Stop the bleeding!
1 Timothy 6:6-7 NKJ
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought
nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
• Begin walking the road of paying off my debts.
Proverbs 21:5 NLT
Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts
lead to poverty.
• Seek out Godly help.
Proverbs 18:1 NKJ
A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; he rages against
all wise judgment.
- Always keep God first in my finances.
Matthew 6:33 NKJ
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all
these things shall be added to you.”
Proverbs 3:9-10 NKJ
Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all
your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats
will overflow with new wine.
2 Corinthians 9:6-10 NIV
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and
whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you
should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not
reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And
God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times,
having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is
written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their
righteousness endures forever.” Now he who supplies seed to the
sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of
seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.