“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
Christ went through all the beatings, shame and agony in order to save us from our sins. For “we were redeemed from our past life with the precious blood of Christ” – not with perishable things such as silver or gold (1 Peter 1:18-19).
So we owe a ‘debt of gratitude’ to God which we will never be able to repay.
While we are on earth, grappling with earthly debt at different life stages, we have to remind ourselves of this other perspective of debt – the debts we owe to God and one another – from which we will never be discharged as long as we have breath.
Building a good credit history, especially when we are young, is important. It will set us on the road to financial freedom if we know how to harness the power of credit.