"A diligent business man shall prosper"
"It is profitable to work; but cheap talk leads to extreme wants and poverty."
"A lazy person craves food and there is none, but the appetite of hard-working people will be satisfied."
"The drunkard and the greedy shall come to poverty: and laziness will bring poverty."
How many might have escaped financial failure and ruin by heeding these warnings? Many would rather make their own mistakes than learn from the mistakes of others. These warnings have been emphasized and repeated and yet still ignored by many.
Debt the very sound of the word makes one sick, and full of mental anguish, who needs it! The thought of the Baliff knocking at the door would leave anyone feeling anxious. We live in a society where it is very difficuclt not to talk about debt, even those yet unborn would become indebted by the time they are born. Debt weakens us and tends to make us become discouraged; the very thought of it leaves us depressed.
For many much consideration will have to be used to bring under control your disposition to spend means beyond your income. If the truth were told many poor families are poor because they spend their money as soon as they receive it.
While on the other hand many do not manage their finances in a responsible way rather they manage their affairs in a way that will incur debt. . . . Debt is like a net, you are trapped and sometimes it becomes difficult to get out of it. Often we are found Abstracting and using money for any purpose, before it is earned, avoid this as this can become a trap; let us avoid this at all cost.
May we exercise caution in our business affairs, and If at all possible strive never to incur another debt. Make a pledge with yourselves that you will deny yourself a thousand things rather than become indebted. As we strive to come to grips with our debts may we help to encourage others who may have fallen in the same trap and remind them it is not the end of the world, that there is "Life after debt."