Archive for the ‘debt’ Category

We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like

April 2, 2013

We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.

Dave Ramsey (The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness)

Hudson Taylor on debt

August 6, 2009

The (Chinese Evangelization Society)  itself was in debt. … To me it seemed that the teaching of God’s word was unmistakably clear: ‘Owe no man anything.’ To borrow money implied, to my mind, a contradiction of Scripture — a confession that God had withheld some good thing, and a determination to get for ourselves what He had not given. … If the Word taught me anything, it taught me to have no connection with debt.

James Hudson Taylor

Indebtedness to people we don’t know for things we don’t need implies disbelief in the God who knows us well enough to give to, and withhold from, us for our good.