God has a way of doing things that is usually contrary to how man would do it. There are answers to life’s questions in the Bible, the Word of God. All we need is a humble heart to receive the blessings that God has prepared for each of us. God doesn’t say much about borrowing in His Word, but even if He says it just one time, it behooves us to listen to what He has to say and obey it from the heart.
For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.Deuteronomy 15:6
The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.Deuteronomy 28:12
God told His people Israel that He would bless them if they listen to His voice. Our obedience to God’s Word is required before God can bless us. When we obey God, it opens the windows of heaven and God pours out a blessing. He seeks for the man or woman that will do what He commands in His Word. Concerning money, God has said “thou shalt not borrow”.
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.Proverbs 22:7
So now it’s clear why God didn’t want Israel to borrow. He wanted to bless them, not put them into bondage! Debt of any kind is bondage. Christ came so that you would have life and life more abundant.
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.Matthew 5:42
God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7). If you are in debt to others, how can you be a giver? God wants us to be generous to others, because He is generous! He wants to give financially through you! The first step is to get out of debt.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:19
Instead of going further into debt, it’s time to make a stand and say “No More!”. It’s time to have a monthly budget so you can see where your money is truly going. God will help, but He helps us as we take accountability for our actions. There are 2 books I recommend by Dave Ramsey. They are Financial Peace and The Total Money Makeover. Both are excellent and will guide you on a path to becoming debt-free! Remember the Word of God, “Thou shalt not borrow”. If you purpose to get out of debt, God will be on your side as you obey Him in all things.