LR: in Malachi. And then I was reading like Luke 6:38 and Galatians and Philippians. If you read Philippians 4, oh, my goodness, God opened you the windows of heaven. And it says that He pours out His riches where there is not room enough to contain them all from Malachi.
But He says, if you read Philippians, it’s according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now that’s pretty heavenly riches.
So I was thinking about all these different Scriptures, and the Lord really ministered to my heart, “You’re missing one really strong Scripture on debt and what people go through.”
And I thought, “Okay, what am I missing?”
And He said, “The 23rd Psalm.”
RR: We read it every day, don’t we?
LR: Every day
RR: We quote it every day
LR: of our lives and never have I associated it with debt. Never! Now, what could I possibly be missing in the 23rd Psalm concerning debt. It didn’t connect.
And so I said, “Okay, let’s go back and read it again.”
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Well, that’s a good point. If the Lord is your shepherd, you have no need of anything, you don’t want for anything. I thought, “Well, that’s a good start.”
RR: Hey, that means no debt.
LR: Correct, unless you want debt, which I don’t.
RR: I don’t either.
LR: So He said, “I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures and leads me beside the still waters.” Okay, what does that sound like to you? Rest, relaxation, letting down
LR: unwinding, peace. People who are in debt don’t let down and they don’t unwind and they don’t have peace and they don’t lie down and cool out beside the still waters. No, they’re frustrated, they’ve got ulcers, and they’re tied up in knots. People jump out of buildings because of debt.
Okay, let’s keep going, and this is what the Lord said to me. “He restoreth my soul.” The Bible says that your soul is your mind, you will, and your emotions.
RR: The soulish realm, yes. Mind, will, and emotions.