Getting out of debt has become one of the biggest financial trends in the United States. The reality is that the American people have piled up a gigantic mountain of debt over the last several decades, and now millions are waking up and want out of the debt trap. Christian debt-elimination programs, which use the Bible as a framework to encourage financial responsibility, are surging in popularity across the United States. So why are so many Americans turning to an old book for advice about how to get out of debt in a financial world that is very modern and very complicated?
Well, it turns out that the financial principles found in the Scriptures are very applicable to today. For example, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University has proven to be wildly popular across the United States. One Florida newspaper recently reported that nine Palm Beach County churches and 15 Broward County churches are offering the course.
But it is not just in Florida where Ramsey's program is popular. According to a Dave Ramsey spokeswoman, 4,000 churches across the United States started classes based on Ramsey's materials between January 1st and February 6th.
Crown Financial Ministries is another ministry that has helped thousands upon thousands of Americans get out of debt and start living according to Biblical financial principles. According to them, the Scriptures have more than 2,000 verses related to money and finances.
So what are some of the key verses in the Bible about debt and money?
We have listed some of them for you below....
Proverbs 22:7: "The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender's slave."
1 Timothy 6:1: "For the LOVE of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have turned from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
Matthew 6:24: "No man can serve two masters....or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."
Matthew 6:33: "Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His way of doing things, and all these things shall be added to you."
2 Thessalonians 3:10: "if any would not work, neither should he eat."
Malachi 3:9-11: "bring all the tithes into My storehouse...and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing , that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy your substance."
Luke 6:38: "Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over to overflowing shall men give into your bosom."
2 Corinthians 9:6 "He which sows sparingly shall reap sparingly; and he which sows generously shall reap generously."
Matthew 6:20 : "But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven...where thieves do not break through nor steal : For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
That is just a sampling of what the Bible has to say about debt and money. The truth is that there are thousands more verses about finances in the Scriptures, and they are as applicable today as they were back then.
So if you are in a financial jam and you need some advice, you might just want to pick up your Bible.
It may just be the solution that you have been searching for all along.