Proverbs 6:1-5 Love Thy Neighbor’s Debt, Not!
1 My son, if you have become a guarantor for your neighbor, Or have given a handshake for a stranger, 2 If you have been ensnared by the words of your mouth, Or caught by the words of your mouth, 3 Then do this, my son, and save yourself: Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor, Go, humble yourself, and be urgent with your neighbor to free yourself. 4 Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids; 5 Save yourself like a gazelle from the hunter’s hand, And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
The word of God does way more the provide salvation for the children of God, but daily wise lessons in life. Proverbs chapter 6 is about a daily life lesson that is passed down from our wise Father God to those who fear the Lord and trust in His wisdom. In verses 1 to 5, He says My son, My daughter, when it comes to signing your name to the agreement wants to take part in, PLEASE DON’T DO IT! If you are already in a contract as a backup or security payment if your neighbor, can’t keep his or her word or even pay a bill, go beg like crazy to be released from that agreement. I have never co-signed for any bill, but I did share a cellphone bill with a guy who I thought was good for his word. It was mostly my desire to want a better cellphone, and he was my roommate at the time. So I urge him to take my current phone and my cellphone provider gave me a nice new flip phone, me and my friend both were happy. Everything was fine until I got a new job and had to move far away to work at my new job. It wasn’t long that my friend wasn’t paying his part of the agreement so I had no choice to end his part and pay a high bill to cause his side of the agreement to end early. The word of God says to consider yourself weak defenseless animal-like rabbit, deer, gazelle, or bird, your hunter or prey see you as nothing but a part of their daily meal. When someone asks if you want to co-sign or shake a hand for something you really don’t want or need, but might put you in debt, pull or free yourself from the mouth of the death trap. God bless you, the Lord Jesus loves you and so do I. Samuel J H
Romans 13:7 Pay to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; respect to whom respect; honor to whom honor. 8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the Law.