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Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations Part 2 of 3

Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations Here is the outline we have been working from:

Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations (Prov.6:1-5; 22:7).

I.) Performing A Self-induced Dilemma of Being Collateral for A Loan, vs.1-2.

      A) Being in the dilemma by being surety for a friend, vs.1a.

      B) Being in the dilemma by shaking hands with a stranger, 1b.

      C) Being in the dilemma by being snared by your financial agreement, vs.2.

II.) Perform A Self-Initiated Deliverance of Being Collateral for A Loan, vs.3-5. 

      A) Be persistent in delivering yourself in a humbling manner, 3b.

      B) Be persistent in delivering yourself in a hassling manner, 3c.

      C) Be persistent in delivering yourself in an hourly manner, 4.

      D) Be persistent in delivering yourself in a hurriedly manner, 5.

                1) Be in a hurriedly manner delivering yourself as a buck from a  hunter, vs.5a.

                2) Be in a hurriedly manner delivering yourself as a bird from a hawker, vs.5b.

III.) Perform A Sure Determination Not to Borrow Loans from Others (Prov. 22:7).

       A) The bountiful rule over the lacking, 7a.

      B) The borrower is slave to the lender, 7b.

Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations. We have been studying Proverbs 6:1-5 and what the Bible says about personal debt and becoming a co-signer for the debt and or loans of others. Last time we left off with verse two and the dilemma of being snared by your financial agreement with others. Now let's pick up with our study by looking at performing a self-initiated  deliverance of being collateral for a loan. We'll see this in verses three through five.

II.) Perform A Self-Initiated Deliverance of Being Collateral for A Loan         vs.3-5

“Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend. Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids. Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.” (Prov.6:3-5, KJV)

      A) Be persistent in delivering yourself in a humbling manner, 3b

“Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself...” Deliver yourself! The Hebrew verb for deliver means to escape or to save one’s self! Like an animal ensnared, we are to struggle, wiggle, strain, do whatever we must to be persistent in escaping from the financial pledge we have made on behalf of another.

We are to be persistent in delivering ourselves in a humbling manner. “Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself,... (emphasis mine). Bight your pride, lay aside any dignity you think you have and humble yourself in getting out of your pledge. However, not only humbly, but we are to deliver ourselves in a hassling manner as well.

      B) Be persistent in delivering yourself in a hassling manner, 3c

“Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.” (emphasis mine). Sometimes our English translations and or their editors have a difficult time translating the thought of the original biblical language into our English versions. Here is one of them. The Hebrew verb for make sure is rahab which carries the strong emphasis of to press upon someone or to strongly urge the person, to persuade them, to hassle them if you please.

     C) Be persistent in delivering yourself in a hassling manner, 3c

Deliver yourself from your pledge in a humbling and hassling manner. Also be persistent in delivering yourself in an hourly manner or timely fashion as well. Look at our text again: “Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend. Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.” Don’t give in to sleep nor slumber. Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations.

Get up and be persistent in delivering yourself out of your unwise decision to become collateral for another’s debt. Don’t sleep! No thorough inspections of the back of your eyelids. No naps! Uh – uh, no snoring either! Those sweet dreams need to wait for another day. Keep at it twenty-four seven; all day and all night. Hour by hour, minute by minute. Immediately, be persistent in delivering yourself from your financial commitment on behalf of another.

Humbly, hassling, hourly, around the clock, be persistent in delivering yourself free from the financial pledge you have unwisely made. Now King Solomon nails the final nail in his foundational truth of getting away from debtors with delivering ourselves in a hurriedly fashion as well.

  1. D) Be persistent in delivering yourself in a hurriedly manner,

“Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend. Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids. Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.” (emphasis mine, Proverbs 6:5, KJV)

As he started out with hunter’s analogies in verse two, King Solomon now returns to them to illustrate the atrocities to be in hock over someone else’s loan. He tells us to run, to struggle out of our financial trap as a buck from a hunter. I remember, not fondly I might add, as a boy getting up at 4:00 in the morning (no one is up at 4:00 in the morning, not even the angels!) to go deer hunting with my father. My Dad, God rest his soul, was an outdoorsman; I however, am not.

Deer in a scope

Deer in a scope

My Father loved nature. He was right at home being in the middle of the woods whether it was sweaty hot or freezing cold. He would go and sit on a ridge up high where he could see anything coming for a pretty good distance away. He would have me walk a mile or two around a valley and then walk toward him. The idea was I would spook or drive deer toward him as they were running away from my noise. Aka, a trap. I spent four freezing winters doing this being so cold that some of the hair under my nose broke off! Four dreadful, hating every minute of cold, cold, cold seasons hunting with my father. I did this without ever bagging a deer.

The year I left home after graduating from high school, my Dad bagged and tagged a three-hundred-pound buck. He was so heavy my father had to find someone down the road to help him with their four wheeler! Upset I didn’t get to reap the rewards, but nevertheless, happy for my Dad! God says we are to run away from financial cosigning as a buck from the hunter and then as a bird from a hawker.Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations.

“Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend. Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids. Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.” (emphasis mine, Proverbs 6:5, KJV)

Do Not Make Unwise Financial Obligations

This has been part two of a three-part series. I hope you found it inspiring and helpful with your walk with Jesus.  Let’s go to church this Sunday. These are certainly troubling and uncertain times that we live in. From the ever growing national debt, to corrupt, lying, greedy politicians, extremist’s terrorists, slipping moralities to God only knows what’s next. I never in my wildest dreams thought there would be a national debate over sex gender and bathrooms! I don’t remember when people had such a low opinion and dismal outlook about our country and where it is headed. Very few people that we come in contact with on a daily basis have a very positive attitude.

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Better yet, come join our group for Bible study with the adults. I lead the adult class entitled: “Harbor Haven, for pairs and spares”. (For couples and singles) We meet @ 9:14 in the main room of the education building. This is the building located right next to the church. We would love for you to come and fellowship with us around the Word of God. And feel free to bring a guest. Whether you attend the worship service or choose not to, we hope to see you for Bible study!
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