Romans 13:8 tells us “Let no debt remain outstanding except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law,” but Satan wants us to remain indebted to him.
A credit card is a payment card issued to users (cardholders) to enable the cardholder to pay a merchant for goods and services based on the cardholder’s accrued debt (i.e., promise to the card issuer to pay them for the amounts plus the other agreed charges).
A regular credit card is different from a charge card, which requires the balance to be repaid in full each month or at the end of each statement cycle. In contrast, credit cards allow the consumers to build a continuing balance of debt, subject to interest being charged.
A credit card differs from a charge card also in that a credit card typically involves a third-party entity that pays the seller and is reimbursed by the buyer, whereas a charge card simply defers payment by the buyer until a later date. In 2018, there were 1.12 billion credit cards in circulation in the U.S., and 72% of adults had at least one card.
Do you have credit or charge cards? What about banks line of credit? Is your balance high, low or manageable? Do you use credit cards for emergencies? Have you paid your credit cards off and incurred more debt finding yourself in a vicious cycle like perhaps we find ourselves in sin?
I started my job at the age of 19 without understanding interest rates and minimum payments. I was very naive thinking credit cards were great until my minimum payments paid most of the interest leaving my principal to incur more interest, vicious cycle. However, I gave God credit for my job to pay them off before the vicious cycle got out of hand. When Satan influences us with his credit card, decline and walk away.
Satan’s credit card allows us to continue incurring debts with one interest rate that allow us to sin now and pay later with our soul.
Instead of owing Satan’s our soul on Judgment Day, we must give God credit for sacrificing His Son’s life for the remission of sin. Praise God and give Him credit each day He wakes us up. Give Him credit for our health despite conditions we believe it to be! Give God credit for everything including strength walking our path in a dark world, for forgiveness and for continuing to sustain us after repentance for sinning against Him.