Philippians 4:13 NIV
13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?
Question: Which one of your bills always gets paid?
Answer: The bill you pay first.
But what happens if the bill you really need to pay is more than the money you have in the bank? Sounds like you could use a little biblical wisdom from the legendarily wealthy King Solomon.
“King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth,” reads 1 Kings 10:23 and he passed along some of that wisdom in the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.
In Ecclesiastes 5:5, he writes “It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.” So, not paying or not paying on time is not a good look for a Christian. Being flakey on your payments ruins your financial reputation. That’s all your credit score is: it’s simply a reflection of your financial reputation.
Proverbs 22:1says “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.” What do you want your financial reputation to say about you, not to mention the God you serve?
Like me, you may have had some dings in your credit history but with discipline, your financial reputation will take a turn for the better.