Kristine Cucinotta Murphy
Psalm 37:21 – The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
The gracious giver does not expect to be paid back. Be they were in such a bind to start with, how so will they be able to break from such bind? Hence, the righteous is not a lender. Therefore, the receiver is not borrowing, but has received a gift.
Ephesians 2:8-9 – 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We have the choice to make someone be wickedness or cover them with mercy and love. As, Yahuah did for us giving his only begotten Son for payment of our sins.
We can not pay back the gift given to us, so how do we expect someone to pay back what we gave them and yet be a cheerful giver being of righteousness?
2 Corinthians 9:7 – Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Yes, I know someone made a commitment to pay it back. But, remember we can’t even make such commitment to Yahuah.
1 Peter 4:8 – And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
To where is our credit of good standing?
Mark 8:36 – For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Not worth it! I have allowed myself to commit with others in financial matters more than once. At, 19 years old, I filed chapter 13 bankruptcy. Yet, rebuilt financial credit. Again, and again, putting my trust in man, to have overwhelming debt on top of mine head just as great and high as my credit score was. Praise Yahuah, everytime, though it took time, I managed to be rid of the said debts and back on top again.
Romans 13:8 – Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
You would think, I would have learned mine lesson. Some of us have to go around that mountain for 40 years to see most do not truly love, do not keep their word and will leave you worse off than before.
Even so, I had put my trust in man again, which we are told not to do. But, that I hold myself accountable. It was my doing to allow such to happen to begin with. And, I am equally counted as wickedness to borrow off of great credit, when I had not to pay. But, the only way it won’t happen again is if I prevent it!
Remember: As Smokey The Bear says, “Only you can prevent forest fires!”
Psalms 118:8 – It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
My favorite story my daddy told me over and over, has finally sunk in!
He asked his daddy when he was a very young lad, “Will you teach me all you know about money?”
His dad asked him, “Do you believe you are ready to understand?”
He replied confidentiality, “Oh yes! I am ready!”
His dad told him to walk up to the very top of the stairs and jump down to him at the very bottom of the steps and he would catch him. A little confused, he set up the steps as his dad commanded him to.
“Okay son, jump to me and I will catch you.”
He jumped and his dad stepped out of the way and he hit the floor hard. Crying in disbelief, “You said you would catch me.”
His dad said, “Yes, that’s all you need to know about money, trust no one not even your Papa.”
It took me many times being “dropped”, but eventually it sinks in and will not be forgotten. We can not give off of word or good standing, but off of what we have to give, less we be counted a thief and a liar.
1 John 2:4 – He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
We must hold ourselves accountable and when we do, then we mature into an even greater purity of sincere true love that never fails as an even more cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:8 – And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
Luke 6:38 – Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.