The Wicked Borroweth Ps 37:21 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
The Wicked Borroweth
When a country goes as deeply into debt as our country has gone, what does that say about our country? It spells trouble. Ps 37:21 says, The wicked borroweth and payeth not again. Our national debt reveals that we are in trouble in three major areas.
“Thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow” – Deut 15:6. God made this promise to Israel conditioned upon their observation to do all his commandments. In addition he promised that they would reign over other nations and that they wouldn’t reign over Israel. So, God’s blessing upon Israel was demonstrated by making them a creditor nation and a ruling nation, like they were under the reign of David and like they will be when Jesus Christ reigns. The fact that we have become a debtor nation is evidence that God’s blessing is no longer on this nation, at least not to the degree that it was in decades gone by [see Deut 28:12].
The borrower is servant to the lender – Prov 22:7. When you borrow money, the lender gives you terms and conditions that you must meet. If you fail to meet those terms and conditions, then the lender can exercise his rights to collect the debt by specified means, like foreclosure. The borrower serves the lender. Likewise, with our country deeply indebted to other nations, we must comply with their conditions. Our indebtedness has compromised and eroded our sovereignty.
“The wicked borroweth and payeth not again” – Ps 37:21. In our debt acceleration program, there is no contemplation of repayment. When you and I borrow money, the creditor always evaluates our creditworthiness and then sets up a repayment program. Our country doesn’t have a repayment program; only a borrowing program. And that tells you something about our country. It’s wicked. Just look at the progress and descriptions of sin in Rom 1:21-32. That looks just like what you see in our country.
Conclusion: When our country loses its morality, its supernatural blessing and protection and its sovereignty, it has lost its three most important attributes. Our national debt is the Biblical evidence that our country is in a mess and addressing the problem fiscally without addressing the problem spiritually is not going to solve the problem. We must return to God. He can fix all three of these things and get our country out of debt, as well. If he doesn’t; nobody can.