The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously. —Psalm 37:21
If we are a nation that is not paying down our debt, then according to what God says we are a wicked nation. It matters not what political party one belongs to. This debt has been added to for decades. As of late it has roughly doubled every 10 years— https://www.debt.org/faqs/united-states-federal-debt-timeline/
Plain and simply government has not been very faithful with the tax-payers money. It is easy to be frivolous with someone else’s money, especially when there is corruption, lack of transparency and lack of accountability. If government leaders were in private business and squandered money like they do, they would be fired for incompetency. Why is it that our government gets away with it? It is because we the people allow it…
Obviously not all serving in government are inept in handling finances, but where are they? Why are they not making more noise about the debt? Let it be clear, we do not have a revenue problem; we have a bloated government that has out of control spending problem. Much of this spending lines the pockets of corruptors and wasters. This is a lack of respect for the life-blood labor of the tax-payer.
Can you imagine your debt doubling every 10 years? Yeh, that would not happen because those owed money would be sending debt collectors! Isn’t it interesting that our government is not held accountable for paying down debt. It is because the wicked borrow and do not repay. Money use and debt gives a strong indication of the healthiness or unhealthiness of a family, of a business, of a town, of a state and of a nation.
How healthy is your financial situation? Do you have debt that you are not repaying? Do you have a plan to repay debt? Or, are you just letting it add up? Isn’t it interesting that our government wants to forgive student debt? Are they now encouraging students not to be responsible to repay what they borrow? This is wickedness! The tax-payers, most who have paid for their own schooling and many their children’s schooling, now have to pay for those who the government is loan forgiving! That is wickedness!
Yes, money is a huge indicator of being healthy or unhealthy. We are an unhealthy wicked nation. We are looking to spend trillions of trillions more, adding to our debt and not paying the debt down that we already have— wickedness is what God says that is. Be assured, just like other nations before us, this cannot continue on piling up debt long into the future. The bottom will fall out and that will be disastrous for our nation, for the states, for towns and for families. Just look at other nations that have gone the route that we are now traveling. It did not end well.
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). Our sin/wickedness is rooted in financial misappropriation. Nothing will change unless those in leadership do the right thing from God’s perspective. May God extend mercy and grace to us… not that we deserve it… but oh may He extend it.
Dear Father You make it very clear that people can be known by how they use money. Oh, that I would be a faithful steward with the finances you have allowed Elaine and I have. May this be so in the wisdom and power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son.