Are you withholding payment from someone you owe?
When we are wise and generous in heart, we do not delay payment from a vendor when it is due in order to withhold not. Solomon admonished, “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act” (Proverbs 3:27). The king elaborated, “Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow’ — when you now have it with you” (Proverbs 3:28).
Unfortunately, we too often utter the proverbial, “The check is in the mail.” Rather than make promises we cannot keep or delay payment to take advantage of using other people’s money, we should be quick to pay what we owe. This can paint a powerful picture of God as our Passion.
Perhaps, you have perceived paying your vendors late as a shrewd business practice. Try paying them as soon as you owe them and discover their response.
Demonstrate God as your passion when your resources go out. Waive your resources wisely and generously by giving three directions to: (1) God, (2) the poor, and (3) your children. Ward off debt in your life, both borrowing and surety. Waste not by spending less than your net income. Withhold not by paying what you owe when it is due. You will honor God as you honor others.