At some point, debt was no longer a way to buy what we need now but rather a way to get what we want right now.
The desires of our heart can't be purchased with credit, placed on layaway, or financed.
The need of our hearts is given to us in the gospel.
Powerful men are tempted to use their authority to get money and rich men are tempted to use their money to get power because neither are satisfied.
It makes no sense for people who are freed from the debt of their sin to live under the debt of their credit cards.
The wise see past the satisfaction of now to the danger of later.
We don't see 36 monthly payments, we see a comfy couch in our living room today. We don't see the total cost of financing, we see a bigger TV this football season. We don't see ourselves struggling to make payments in 18 months when we've been laid off, we see ourselves driving a new car this weekend.
What we owe and who we owe, own us.
"Some people sell their liberty for luxury." - Matthew Henry