Integrity Moments - September 12, 2017

 

True Freedom

As a banker, several customers wanted me to loan money to their friends. Originally, I made some of those loans… provided that my original customer guaranteed the debt.

Many borrowers defaulted, requiring me to collect the loans from unhappy customers. Eventually, I refused these kinds of loans. They were too risky for our customer and for the bank.

Proverbs 6 teaches, “My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,you have been trapped by what you said.”

 The author continued, “Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.”

If you desire true freedom, avoid guaranteeing other people’s debts. It can save you heartache and money!

 

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