A DEBTOR NATION
To Israel through Moses, God said, “. . . thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt now borrow. And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail . . .” (Deut. 28:12, 13). God’s promise to Israel was made in a covenant conditioned on their obedience (Deut. 28:1-14). If they broke this covenant, then He warned them that “The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail” (Deut. 28:43, 44).
This timeless principle applies equally to the USA. When this nation acknowledged the one and only true God, it was a lending nation, not a debtor nation. With the advent of creeping socialism—whose rise coincided with a departure from God and His Word—America began to incur debt. It now has a debt of several trillion dollars, and our elected officials refuse to solve the problem. Instead, they choose to raise the debt limit so they can borrow even more money to fund socialistic programs.
In the recent crisis, leader after leader predicted dire consequences if our nation defaulted on its debt. To solve the problem, they chose to push it down the road a little farther. But how far can they keep pushing it before it becomes unsolvable? At some point, America will default on its debt, and its citizens will be enslaved to its creditors. The inspired Proverb state, “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender” (Prov. 22:7). Too many of our elected officials have their heads in the sand.
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