Spirit & Life Devotional
Saturday, June 20
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Release From Debts
Deuteronomy 15.1 “At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts."
God asked creditors in Israel to cancel debts owed them by their brothers after every seven years. I can imagine some of you wishing that that law was still applicable today. You see, God is interested in your finances.
Here's what got my attention: God said that the law was to be obeyed "except when there may be no poor among you; for the Lord will greatly bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance— For the Lord your God will bless you just as He promised you; you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; you shall reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over you." In other words, praying for God to cancel your debts is good, but asking Him to bless you greatly to a level where you'll never need to borrow again is a lot better!
Today, I'm asking God to release you from debts. If God asked the Israelites to cancel debts owed them by their brothers then He too can make provisions to enable you repay whatever you owe. May God greatly bless you! May God make all grace abound to you so that you will have more than enough to meet all your needs and to help others. And may the word of God be fulfilled in your life, making you a lender to nations and not a borrower. In Jesus name.