Lessons Learned the Hard Way
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Just this week I was working with our bank and found myself so frustrated by all their demands. I was thinking, “We’ve been their customer for many years, why is it so difficult to get their help when we need it?, “As long as we’re giving them money they love us, once we ask for help, we get scrutinized like crazy.”, “Why don’t they trust us?”, etc.
And of course God brings this verse front and center for me. I actually quoted it out loud a few times in my frustration.
It’s just practical wisdom – the borrower is servant to the leader. Period.
I remember when my husband and I first got married. Each of us had foolishly racked up some credit card debt in college, so when we combined all of our finances we realized we had some problems….